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console

[ kuh n-sohl ]SEE DEFINITION OF console

Synonyms for console

  • assuage
  • soothe
  • animate
  • calm
  • cheer
  • encourage
  • gladden
  • inspirit
  • lift
  • solace
  • tranquilize
  • upraise
  • buck up
  • condole with
  • express sympathy
  • untrouble
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Antonyms for console

  • upset
  • agitate
  • depress
  • discourage
  • dispirit
  • dissuade
  • worry
  • annoy
  • antagonize
  • disturb
  • hurt
  • sadden
  • trouble
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSOLE

To the extent of his means he would do what money could to console her!

But if he loved her he would have mentioned her with affection, if only to console her in her widowhood.

We may at least console ourselves with the reflexion that such a contingency is far off.

Console yourself, dear mother, circumstances require that you should.

"There's a good view from the window," he said to console her for his depreciation of the picture.

Every method which I tried to console her seemed to grieve her more.

He wanted to console the boy and said he would soon go on in a carriage.

He'll console you, and the gentlemen too, for the loss of twenty such as me.

When he is wafted to a haven of rest, we will console each other.

He turns to his son for help: he cannot console his wife; his son must take his place.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONSOLE

cheer

verbmake someone feel happier
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