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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 ?
where grows Not even one lonely rose) -- My soul at least a solace hath In dreams of thee, and therein knows An Eden of bland repose.
The third are gratiosi, favorites; such as exceed not this scantling, to be solace to the sovereign, and harmless to the people.
In her church and its affairs she found her only solace.
The business of her life was to get her daughters married; its solace was visiting and news.
There it must be, I think, in the vast and eternal laws of matter, and not in the daily cares and sins and troubles of men, that whatever is more than animal within us must find its solace and its hope.
But it is not moved to seek seclusion, and to remain, hidden and inert, shut up in a small cabin with the solace of a good bodily appetite.
While he lay perdu in Steward's stateroom, his voice was the one thing that was not to be heard, so Kwaque was forced to seek the solace of his jews' harp in the sweltering heat of the gratings over the fire-room.
And then and there Jo renounced her old ambition, pledged herself to a new and better one, acknowledging the poverty of other desires, and feeling the blessed solace of a belief in the immortality of love.
Linton looked at me, but did not answer; and, after keeping her seat by his side another ten minutes, during which his head fell drowsily on his breast, and he uttered nothing except suppressed moans of exhaustion or pain, Cathy began to seek solace in looking for bilberries, and sharing the produce of her researches with me: she did not offer them to him, for she saw further notice would only weary and annoy.
We have already given a picture of a free trapper and his horse, as furnished by Captain Bonneville: we shall here subjoin, as a companion picture, his description of a free trapper's wife, that the reader may have a correct idea of the kind of blessing the worthy hunter in question had invoked to solace him in the wilderness.
In such an event what a solace would a companion be?
He fancied that she nodded her comprehension; and with that scant solace he had to trudge off through the rain.