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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
consoling
    adj 1: affording comfort or solace [syn: comforting,
           consolatory, consoling]

2. 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.
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         And empty heads console with empty sound. --Pope.
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         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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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Consoling \Con*sol"ing\, a.
   Adapted to console or comfort; cheering; as, this is
   consoling news.
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