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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: consoler, from Latin consolari, from com- ( COM-) + solari 'to console'

console

1 verb
     
con‧sole1 [transitive]
to make someone feel better when they are feeling sad or disappointed [↪ consolation]:
No one could console her when Peter died.
console yourself with something
She consoled herself with the fact that no one else had done well in the exam either.
console yourself that
He consoled himself that he would see Kate again soon.

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