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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 ?
DEAR MISS GARTH -- Pray excuse my not thanking you sooner for your kind and consoling letter.
And then, to clinch it, you hear Nutty consoling me.
Yet, although thus consoling himself with illusory suppositions, Boxtel was not able to resist the burning curiosity which was devouring him.