consoling


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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.]

consoling

(ˈkɒnsəʊlɪŋ)
adj
comforting
conˈsolingly adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.consoling - affording comfort or solace
reassuring - restoring confidence and relieving anxiety; "a very reassuring remark"
Translations

consoling

[kənˈsəʊlɪŋ] ADJconsolador, reconfortante

consoling

[ˈkɒnsəʊlɪŋ] adj (= comforting) [thought] → consolant(e), réconfortant(e)

consoling

consoling

[kənˈsəʊlɪŋ] adjconfortante, consolante, consolatorio/a
References in classic literature ?
It is refreshing both to the spirits and to the body to indulge in psalmody, in befitting seasons," returned the master of song, unhesitatingly complying with her intimation to follow; "and nothing would relieve the mind more than such a consoling communion.
Carr, fully convinced of his utter failure, but, like most weak creatures, consoling himself with the reflection that he had not shown his hand or committed himself.
And there was another consoling thing: the guide-book said that up there on the summit the guests did not wait to dress much, but seized a red bed blanket and sailed out arrayed like an Indian.
Then with a mutual impulse the two bereaved women flung themselves into each other's arms and had a good, consoling cry, and then parted.