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English definition of “console”


verb [T]  /kənˈsoʊl/ us  

console verb [T] (COMFORT)

to give comfort and sympathy to someone who is sad or disappointed: The boys consoled one another after their team’s first defeat.
(Definition of console verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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