Console Con*sole", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consoled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Consoling}.] [L. consolari,. p. p. consolatus; con- + solari to console, comfort: cf. F. consoler. See {Solace}.] To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe. [1913 Webster]

And empty heads console with empty sound. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

I am much consoled by the reflection that the religion of Christ has been attacked in vain by all the wits and philosophers, and its triumph has been complete. --P. Henry.

Syn: To comfort; solace; soothe; cheer; sustain; encourage; support. See {Comfort}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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