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sol·ace

 (sŏl′ĭs)
n.
1. Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress; consolation.
2. A source of comfort or consolation.
tr.v. sol·aced, sol·ac·ing, sol·ac·es
1. To comfort, cheer, or console, as in trouble or sorrow. See Synonyms at comfort.
2. To allay or assuage: "They solaced their wretchedness, however, by duets after supper" (Jane Austen).

[Middle English solas, from Old French, from Latin sōlācium, from sōlārī, to console.]

sol′ac·er n.

solace

(ˈsɒlɪs)
n
1. comfort in misery, disappointment, etc
2. something that gives comfort or consolation
vb (tr)
3. to give comfort or cheer to (a person) in time of sorrow, distress, etc
4. to alleviate (sorrow, misery, etc)
[C13: from Old French solas, from Latin sōlātium comfort, from sōlārī to console]
ˈsolacer n

sol•ace

(ˈsɒl ɪs)

n., v. -aced, -ac•ing. n.
1. comfort in sorrow or misfortune.
2. a source of consolation or relief.
v.t.
3. to console.
4. to relieve: to solace sorrow.
Also called sol′ace•ment.
[1250–1300; Middle English solas < Old French < Latin sōlācium=sōl(ārī) to comfort + -āc- adj. suffix + -ium ium1;]
sol′ac•er, n.

solace


Past participle: solaced
Gerund: solacing

Imperative
solace
solace
Present
I solace
you solace
he/she/it solaces
we solace
you solace
they solace
Preterite
I solaced
you solaced
he/she/it solaced
we solaced
you solaced
they solaced
Present Continuous
I am solacing
you are solacing
he/she/it is solacing
we are solacing
you are solacing
they are solacing
Present Perfect
I have solaced
you have solaced
he/she/it has solaced
we have solaced
you have solaced
they have solaced
Past Continuous
I was solacing
you were solacing
he/she/it was solacing
we were solacing
you were solacing
they were solacing
Past Perfect
I had solaced
you had solaced
he/she/it had solaced
we had solaced
you had solaced
they had solaced
Future
I will solace
you will solace
he/she/it will solace
we will solace
you will solace
they will solace
Future Perfect
I will have solaced
you will have solaced
he/she/it will have solaced
we will have solaced
you will have solaced
they will have solaced
Future Continuous
I will be solacing
you will be solacing
he/she/it will be solacing
we will be solacing
you will be solacing
they will be solacing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been solacing
you have been solacing
he/she/it has been solacing
we have been solacing
you have been solacing
they have been solacing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been solacing
you will have been solacing
he/she/it will have been solacing
we will have been solacing
you will have been solacing
they will have been solacing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been solacing
you had been solacing
he/she/it had been solacing
we had been solacing
you had been solacing
they had been solacing
Conditional
I would solace
you would solace
he/she/it would solace
we would solace
you would solace
they would solace
Past Conditional
I would have solaced
you would have solaced
he/she/it would have solaced
we would have solaced
you would have solaced
they would have solaced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solace - the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointmentsolace - the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him"
comfort - a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
cold comfort - very limited consolation or empathy; "he told me that time heals all wounds but that was cold comfort to me"
bright side, silver lining - a consoling aspect of a difficult situation; "every cloud has a silver lining"; "look on the bright side of it"
2.solace - comfort in disappointment or misery
comfort, comfortableness - a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain; "he is a man who enjoys his comfort"; "she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair"
3.solace - the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her"
ministration, succor, succour, relief - assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
Verb1.solace - 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"

solace

noun
1. comfort, consolation, help, support, relief, succour, alleviation, assuagement I found solace in writing when my father died.
verb
1. comfort, console, soothe They solaced themselves with their fan mail.

solace

noun
A consoling in time of grief or pain:
verb
To give hope to in time of grief or pain:
Translations
consol
útěchautěšit
trøst
lievittäälohduttaalohdutuslohtupiristää
enyhítenyhülésvigaszvigasztalvigasztalás
위안
consolarereconfortare
tröst

solace

[ˈsɒlɪs]
A. Nconsuelo m
to seek solace withprocurar consolarse con ..., buscar consuelo en
B. VTconsolar
to solace o.sconsolarse (with con)

solace

nTrost m
vttrösten

solace

[ˈsɒlɪs] nconsolazione f

solace

n. consuelo; solaz; esparcimiento;
v. consolar; alegrar.
References in classic literature ?
Go on with your work as usual, for work is a blessed solace.
But when the brief solace afforded them by the modiste and dressmaker was past, there seemed little else to be gained.
Not so the sailor, beholding the scenery of the Antarctic seas; where at times, by some infernal trick of legerdemain in the powers of frost and air, he, shivering and half shipwrecked, instead of rainbows speaking hope and solace to his misery, views what seems a boundless church-yard grinning upon him with its lean ice monuments and splintered crosses.
But he stuck by the family nevertheless, for they reminded him of his old happiness; and when things went wrong he could solace himself with a plunge into the Socialist movement.
But Tom, as we see, being a poor, ignorant fellow, whose reading had been confined entirely to the New Testament, could not comfort and solace himself with views like these.
whereas, the healing, the solace that lie in a blessed swift death --"
The walking is good to time the movement of the tongue by, and to keep the blood and the brain stirred up and active; the scenery and the woodsy smells are good to bear in upon a man an unconscious and unobtrusive charm and solace to eye and soul and sense; but the supreme pleasure comes from the talk.
In her church and its affairs she found her only solace.
It is his companion all this evening, his solace, his delight.
A little solace came at tea-time, in the shape of a double ration of bread--a whole, instead of a half, slice--with the delicious addition of a thin scrape of butter: it was the hebdomadal treat to which we all looked forward from Sabbath to Sabbath.
One was about forty: a period of mental vigour at which men seldom cherish the delusion of being married for love by girls: that dream is reserved for the solace of our declining years.
If there was any word of comfort that would be a solace to her in her dying hour, and only I possessed it, I wouldn't part with it for Life itself.