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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Console \Con*sole"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consoled; p. pr. & vb. n. Consoling.] [L. consolari,. p. p. consolatus; con- + solari to console, comfort: cf. F. consoler. See Solace.] To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe. [1913 Webster] And empty heads console with empty sound. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]