Solacing
Solace Sol"ace, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solaced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Solacing}.] [OF. solacier, soulacier, F. solacier, LL. solatiare. See {Solace}, n.] 1. To cheer in grief or under calamity; to comfort; to relieve in affliction, solitude, or discomfort; to console; -- applied to persons; as, to solace one with the hope of future reward. [1913 Webster]

2. To allay; to assuage; to soothe; as, to solace grief. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To comfort; assuage; allay. See {Comfort}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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