Definition of console verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

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verb
BrE BrE//kənˈsəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsoʊl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they console
BrE BrE//kənˈsəʊl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsoʊl//
 
he / she / it consoles
BrE BrE//kənˈsəʊlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsoʊlz//
 
past simple consoled
BrE BrE//kənˈsəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsoʊld//
 
past participle consoled
BrE BrE//kənˈsəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsoʊld//
 
-ing form consoling
BrE BrE//kənˈsəʊlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsoʊlɪŋ//
 
 
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to give comfort or sympathy to somebody who is unhappy or disappointed synonym comfort console somebody/yourself Nothing could console him when his wife died. She put a consoling arm around his shoulders. console somebody/yourself with something Console yourself with the thought that you did your best. console somebody/yourself that… I didn't like lying but I consoled myself that it was for a good cause. console somebody + speech ‘Never mind,’ Anne consoled her. Word Origin mid 17th cent. (replacing earlier consolate): from French consoler, from Latin consolari, from con- ‘with’ + solari ‘soothe’.
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