Con·sole v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consoled p. pr. & vb. n. Consoling.] To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe.
And empty heads console with empty sound. --Pope.
I am much consoled by the reflection that the religion of Christ has been attacked in vain by all the wits and philosophers, and its triumph has been complete. --P. Henry.
Syn: -- To comfort; solace; soothe; cheer; sustain; encourage; support. See Comfort.