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con·sole 1

 (kən-sōl′)
tr.v. con·soled, con·sol·ing, con·soles
To allay the sorrow or grief of (someone). See Synonyms at comfort.

[French consoler, from Old French, from Latin cōnsōlārī : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sōlārī, to comfort.]

con·sol′a·ble adj.
con·so′la·to′ry (-sō′lə-tôr′ē, -sŏl′ə-) adj.
con·sol′er n.
con·sol′ing·ly adv.

con·sole 2

 (kŏn′sōl′)
n.
1.
a. A central control panel for a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system.
b. Computers The keyboard and monitor, considered as a unit by which a user provides input and receives output from a central processing unit.
c. An instrument panel.
d. A computer system designed to play a specific format of video game using special controllers and a separate display, such as a television.
2. Music The desklike part of an organ that contains the keyboard, stops, and pedals.
3. A small storage compartment mounted between bucket seats in an automobile.
4. A small, freestanding cabinet, especially one housing a television or stereo equipment.
5. An often scroll-shaped bracket used for decoration or for supporting a projecting member, such as a cornice or shelf.
6. A console table.

[French, perhaps short for consolider, to strengthen, from Latin cōnsolidāre; see consolidate.]

console

(kənˈsəʊl)
vb
to serve as a source of comfort to (someone) in disappointment, loss, sadness, etc
[C17: from Latin consōlārī, from sōlārī to comfort; see solace]
conˈsolable adj
conˈsoler n

console

(ˈkɒnsəʊl)
n
1. (Architecture) an ornamental bracket, esp one used to support a wall fixture, bust, etc
2. (Instruments) the part of an organ comprising the manuals, pedals, stops, etc
3. (Electrical Engineering) a unit on which the controls of an electronic system are mounted
4. (Computer Science) same as games console
5. (Furniture) a cabinet for a television, gramophone, etc, designed to stand on the floor
6. (Furniture) See console table
[C18: from French, shortened from Old French consolateur one that provides support, hence, supporting bracket, from Latin consōlātor a comforter; see console1]

con•sole1

(kənˈsoʊl)

v.t. -soled, -sol•ing.
to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of; give solace or comfort.
[1685–95; (< French consoler) < Latin consōlārī=con- con- + sōlārī to soothe (see solace); perhaps akin to Old English sǣl happiness (see silly)]
con•sol′a•ble, adj.
con•sol′er, n.
con•sol′ing•ly, adv.
syn: See comfort.

con•sole2

(ˈkɒn soʊl)

n.
1. a TV, phonograph, or radio cabinet designed to stand on the floor.
2. the control unit of a computer, including the keyboard and display.
3. a desklike structure containing the keyboards, pedals, etc., for playing an organ.
4. a small floor cabinet having doors.
6. the control unit of a mechanical, electrical, or electronic system.
7. an ornamental, usu. scroll-shaped bracket, esp. one high in relation to its projection.
8. a storage tray or container mounted between bucket seats in an automobile.
[1700–10; < French; Middle French consolle bracket, support]

console

A grouping of controls, indicators, and similar electronic or mechanical equipment, used to monitor readiness of, and/or control specific functions of, a system, such as missile checkout, countdown, or launch operations.

console


Past participle: consoled
Gerund: consoling

Imperative
console
console
Present
I console
you console
he/she/it consoles
we console
you console
they console
Preterite
I consoled
you consoled
he/she/it consoled
we consoled
you consoled
they consoled
Present Continuous
I am consoling
you are consoling
he/she/it is consoling
we are consoling
you are consoling
they are consoling
Present Perfect
I have consoled
you have consoled
he/she/it has consoled
we have consoled
you have consoled
they have consoled
Past Continuous
I was consoling
you were consoling
he/she/it was consoling
we were consoling
you were consoling
they were consoling
Past Perfect
I had consoled
you had consoled
he/she/it had consoled
we had consoled
you had consoled
they had consoled
Future
I will console
you will console
he/she/it will console
we will console
you will console
they will console
Future Perfect
I will have consoled
you will have consoled
he/she/it will have consoled
we will have consoled
you will have consoled
they will have consoled
Future Continuous
I will be consoling
you will be consoling
he/she/it will be consoling
we will be consoling
you will be consoling
they will be consoling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been consoling
you have been consoling
he/she/it has been consoling
we have been consoling
you have been consoling
they have been consoling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been consoling
you will have been consoling
he/she/it will have been consoling
we will have been consoling
you will have been consoling
they will have been consoling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been consoling
you had been consoling
he/she/it had been consoling
we had been consoling
you had been consoling
they had been consoling
Conditional
I would console
you would console
he/she/it would console
we would console
you would console
they would console
Past Conditional
I would have consoled
you would have consoled
he/she/it would have consoled
we would have consoled
you would have consoled
they would have consoled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.console - a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wallconsole - a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall
table - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
2.console - a scientific instrument consisting of displays and an input device that an operator can use to monitor and control a system (especially a computer system)
scientific instrument - an instrument used by scientists
3.console - an ornamental scroll-shaped bracket (especially one used to support a wall fixture); "the bust of Napoleon stood on a console"
wall bracket, bracket - a support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)
4.console - housing for electronic instruments, as radio or television
housing - a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
Verb1.console - give moral or emotional strength to
calm, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm down, quiet, quieten, lull - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
allay, still, ease, relieve - lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"

console

verb comfort, cheer, relieve, soothe, support, encourage, calm, solace, assuage, succour, express sympathy for I can console myself with the thought that I'm not alone.
trouble, hurt, upset, distress, annoy, discomfort, torment, hassle (informal), aggravate (informal), agitate, sadden, give someone grief
Quotations
"Isn't everyone consoled when faced with a trouble or fact he doesn't understand, by a word, some simple word, which tells us nothing and yet calms us?" [Luigi Pirandello Six Characters in Search of an Author]
"Anything that consoles is fake" [Iris Murdoch Prayer and the Pursuit of Happiness]

console

verb
To give hope to in time of grief or pain:
Translations
يُعَزّي، يُسَلّس، يُؤاسي
utěšit
trøste
hugga
guodimasguostinuraminimaspaguostiraminimas
mierināt
utešiť
tolažiti
teselli etmek

console

1 [kənˈsəʊl] VTconsolar
to console sb for sthconsolar a algn por algo

console

2 [ˈkɒnsəʊl] N (= control panel) → consola f

console

[kənˈsəʊl]
vt [+ unhappy person] → consoler
[ˈkɒnsəʊl] n [machine] → console f games console, console gameconsole game [ˈkɒnsəʊlgeɪm] njeu m pour console

console

1
vttrösten; to console somebody for somethingjdn über etw (acc)hinwegtrösten

console

2
n
(= control panel)(Kontroll)pult nt; (of organ)Spieltisch m
(= cabinet)Schrank m, → Truhe f; our TV is a console (model)wir haben eine Fernsehtruhe
(= ornamental bracket)Konsole f

console

1 [kənˈsəʊl] vt to console (sb for sth)consolare (qn per qc)

console

2 [ˈkɒnsəʊl] n (control panel) → console f inv, quadro di comando

console

(kənˈsəul) verb
to comfort. She could not console the weeping child.
ˌconsoˈlation (kon-) noun
1. the act of consoling.
2. something that consoles. His great wealth was no consolation for the loss of his reputation; (also adjective) a consolation prize (for someone who just failed to win).

console

v. consolar, confortar; dar aliento.

console

vt consolar
References in classic literature ?
No one minded it but herself, and it was doing its best to grow, but Amy felt deeply the want of a Grecian nose, and drew whole sheets of handsome ones to console herself.
To console himself he had to drink a good deal, and he went back to Packingtown about two o'clock in the morning, very much the worse for his excursion, and, it must be confessed, entirely deserving the calamity that was in store for him.
But who shall say that that sweet young spirit, which in life so yearned to comfort and console the distressed, was forbidden of God to assume this ministry after death?
Simpson, wholly unable to console his offspring for the loss of the beloved object, mounted the bicycle and rode away on it, not to be seen or heard of again for many a long day.
Her tears fell abundantlybut her grief was so truly artless, that no dignity could have made it more respectable in Emma's eyes and she listened to her and tried to console her with all her heart and understandingreally for the time convinced that Harriet was the superior creature of the twoand that to resemble her would be more for her own welfare and happiness than all that genius or intelligence could do.
There was no harassing restraint, no repressing of glee and vivacity with him; for with him I was at perfect ease, because I knew I suited him; all I said or did seemed either to console or revive him.
Leaving Joseph to explain matters, I ran to the children's room: their door was ajar, I saw they had never lain down, though it was past midnight; but they were calmer, and did not need me to console them.
He besought her--though he added that he knew it was needless--to console her father, by impressing him through every tender means she could think of, with the truth that he had done nothing for which he could justly reproach himself, but had uniformly forgotten himself for their joint sakes.
She fainted when she saw me return, and made a little jug of egg-hot afterwards to console us while we talked it over.
Yet, in fairness, we must add that they are liars, not with intent to mislead, but merely with the tenderest purpose to console.
The anxious mother had to console herself with the fact that her daughter drove away the ineligible as ruthlessly as the eligible, formed no unworldly attachments, was still very young, and would grow less coy as she advanced in years and in what Mrs.
You know that one of your friends is in trouble; do not try to console him: he will tell you that he is already comforted; but, should he have met with good fortune, be careful how you congratulate him: he thinks it so natural that he is surprised that you should speak of it.