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console

verb [T] uk   /kənˈsəʊl/ us    /-ˈsoʊl/
to make someone who is sad or disappointed feel better by giving them comfort or sympathy: He tried to console her, but she kept saying it was all her own fault. I tried to console her with a box of chocolates. I was consoling Liz on having broken up with her boyfriend.

console

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒn.səʊl/ us    /-soʊl/
a surface on which you find the controls for a piece of electrical equipment or a machine: a computer console
Translations of “console”
in Korean 위로하다…
in Arabic يُواسي, يَسلّي…
in French consoler…
in Turkish teselli etmek, avutmak, daha iyi hissetmesini sağlamak…
in Italian consolare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安慰,安撫,撫慰,慰藉…
in Russian утешать…
in Polish pocieszać…
in Spanish consolar…
in Portuguese consolar…
in German trösten…
in Catalan consolar…
in Japanese ~を慰める…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安慰,安抚,抚慰,慰藉…
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