consolatory


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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.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.consolatory - affording comfort or solace
reassuring - restoring confidence and relieving anxiety; "a very reassuring remark"
Translations

consolatory

[kənˈsɒlətərɪ] ADJconsolador

consolatory

References in classic literature ?
And now during these last three weeks of the march he had learned still another new, consolatory truth- that nothing in this world is terrible.
One consolatory reflection upon her conduct had occurred to her at the first moment of the final rupture, and when now she recalled all the past, she remembered that one reflection.
Apparently this consolatory perspective of a mother's prospects failed in producing its due effect.
I encouraged Doctor Manette in this idea, because I felt that it might one day be consolatory to her.
IN looking back to this period, and calling to remembrance the numberless proofs of kindness and respect which I received from the natives of the valley, I can scarcely understand how it was that, in the midst of so many consolatory circumstances, my mind should still have been consumed by the most dismal forebodings, and have remained a prey to the profoundest melancholy.
Moreover, the present situation had nothing very consolatory about it.
And then the figure he made, with his decent portliness, his whiskers, the money in his purse, the excellent cigar that he now lighted, recurred to his mind in consolatory comparison with that of a certain maddened lad who, on a certain spring Sunday ten years before, and in the hour of church-time silence, had stolen from that city by the Glasgow road.
'yes,' lovely, consolatory, imaginative being, and raise me from the thrill of depression, to the liveliest pulsations of all human acmes."
Rosa had scarcely pronounced these consolatory words when a voice was heard from the staircase asking Gryphus how matters were going on.
It was a long letter--a very long letter, written close on all four sides of the sheet of paper, and crossed afterwards; but it was not a consolatory letter, for as Emma read it she stopped from time to time to put her handkerchief to her eyes.
The professional gentleman who had given Kit the consolatory piece of information relative to the settlement of his trifle of business at the Old Bailey, and the probability of its being very soon disposed of, turned out to be quite correct in his prognostications.
This idea, consolatory in theory, I felt would be terrible if realised: with all my might I endeavoured to stifle it- -I endeavoured to be firm.