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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  And  empty  heads  console  with  empty  sound.  --Pope. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consoling  \Con*sol"ing\,  a. 
  Adapted  to  console  or  comfort;  cheering;  as  this  is 
  consoling  news 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consoling 
  adj  :  affording  comfort  or  solace  [syn:  {comforting},  {consolatory}] 




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