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Definition of comfort verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they comfort
he / she / it comforts
past simple comforted
-ing form comforting
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 to make someone who is worried or unhappy feel better by being kind and sympathetic toward them comfort somebody The victim's widow was today being comforted by family and friends. She comforted herself with the thought that it would soon be spring. it comforts somebody to do something It comforted her to feel his arms around her.Word Familycomfort noun verbcomfortable adjective (uncomfortable)comfortably adverb (uncomfortably)comforting adjectivecomfort noun verbcomfortable adjective (uncomfortable)comfortably adverb (uncomfortably)comforting adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: comfort