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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. Henry.

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

 

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Con"sole (?), n. [F.] Arch. (a)

A bracket whose projection is not more than half its height.

(b)

Any small bracket; also, a console table.

Console table, a table whose top is supported by two or more consoles instead of legs.

 

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