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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.]
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1. comfort in misery, disappointment, etc
2. something that gives comfort or consolation
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]
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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;]
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Past participle: solaced
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|Noun||1.||solace - 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"
|2.||solace - comfort in disappointment or misery|
|3.||solace - the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her"|
|Verb||1.||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"
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solace[ˈsɒlɪs] n → consolazione f
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n. consuelo; solaz; esparcimiento;
v. consolar; alegrar.
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