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.
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.
Syn: To comfort; solace; soothe; cheer; sustain; encourage;
support. See Comfort.