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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.