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console1

[kuh n-sohl] /kənˈsoʊl/
verb (used with object), consoled, consoling.
1.
to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of; give solace or comfort:
Only his children could console him when his wife died.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; (< French consoler) < Latin consōlārī, equivalent to con- con- + sōlārī to soothe (see solace); perhaps akin to Old English sǣl happiness (see seely)
Related forms
consolable, adjective
consoler, noun
consolingly, adverb
nonconsolable, adjective
nonconsoling, adjective
nonconsolingly, adverb
self-consoling, adjective
unconsolable, adjective
unconsolably, adverb
unconsoled, adjective
unconsoling, adjective
unconsolingly, adverb
Synonyms
See comfort1 .
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Examples from the web for consoled
  • We pray they will be consoled with all the mourners of our people.
  • His elegance consoled me, and his refusal made him all the dearer.
  • Clearly, they are not consoled by the prospect of a local election turning out better for the opposition.
  • However the chances that a loser would be consoled increased with the loser's overall ranking in the group's social standing.
  • He has consoled weeping mothers, crestfallen fathers and widows searching for answers.
  • While there are more good reviews than bad she is not altogether consoled.
  • His intellectual gifts and his understanding of politics consoled him for his business failures.
  • Everyone around him was trying to help him in some way, but he could not be consoled and only kept crying.
  • We are consoled by the support of friends, colleagues and our community.
  • The infants have a piercing cry and can shoot from sleep to screaming which cannot be consoled.
British Dictionary definitions for consoled

console1

/kənˈsəʊl/
verb
1.
to serve as a source of comfort to (someone) in disappointment, loss, sadness, etc
Derived Forms
consolable, adjective
consoler, noun
consolingly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin consōlārī, from sōlārī to comfort; see solace

console2

/ˈkɒnsəʊl/
noun
1.
an ornamental bracket, esp one used to support a wall fixture, bust, etc
2.
the part of an organ comprising the manuals, pedals, stops, etc
3.
a unit on which the controls of an electronic system are mounted
4.
same as games console
5.
a cabinet for a television, gramophone, etc, designed to stand on the floor
6.
Word Origin
C18: from French, shortened from Old French consolateur one that provides support, hence, supporting bracket, from Latin consōlātor a comforter; see console1
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Word Origin and History for consoled

console

v.

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.

n.

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).

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Encyclopedia Article for consoled

console

in architecture, type of bracket or corbel, particularly one with a scroll-shaped profile: usually an ogee (S or inverted S curve) or double-ogee terminating in volutes (spirals) above and below. A console projects about one-half its height or less to support a windowhead, cornice, shelf, or sculpture. The difference between a console and other varieties of bracket has more to do with where it is used than its appearance, though in general a cantilever or modillion is supposed to project farther than a console in proportion to its height

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