My father tried to console me with the promise that when you get older, you stop caring about dying so much.
But this new Kinect is every bit as important to the Xbox One experience as the console itself.
The purpose of art,” Bemelmans once said, “is to console and amuse—myself, and, I hope, others.
It was supposed to be the game to prove to everyone that the PlayStation 4, which it launched alongside, was the console to own.
The business model is different from that of a console, Radoff said.
The King endeavoured to console her, but it was not a matter where consolation could avail.
To the extent of his means he would do what money could to console her!
He could not console her with a kiss and a caress, and a bonbon, of course.
But if he loved her he would have mentioned her with affection, if only to console her in her widowhood.
As long as our one cavalier has been lured away from us by Delia we might as well try to console one another, laughed Marjorie.
1690s, from French consoler "to comfort, console," from Latin consolari "offer solace, encourage, comfort, cheer," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + solari "to comfort" (see solace). Or perhaps a back-formation from consolation. The Latin word is glossed in Old English by frefran. Related: Consoled; consoling.
1706, "a cabinet; an ornamental base structure," from French console "a bracket" (16c.), of uncertain origin, possibly from Middle French consolateur, literally "one who consoles," word used for carved human figures supporting cornices, shelves or rails in choir stalls. Another guess connects it to Latin consolidare. Sense evolved to "body of a musical organ" (1881), "radio cabinet" (1925), then "cabinet for a TV, stereo, etc." (1944).