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consoleverb [T]

uk   /kənˈsəʊl/  us   /-ˈsoʊl/
to make someone who is ​sad or ​disappointedfeelbetter 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.UK I was consoling Liz on havingbroken up with her ​boyfriend.

consolenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.səʊl/  us   /-soʊl/
a ​surface on which you ​find the ​controls for a ​piece of ​electricalequipment or a ​machine: a ​gaming console
(Definition of console from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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consoleverb [T]

 us   /kənˈsoʊl/

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.

consolenoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑn·soʊl/

console noun [C] (CONTROLS)

a ​specialareacontaining a set of ​controls for ​electricequipment, esp. on an ​aircraft or ​boat: The jet’s console ​contains dozens of ​dials, ​meters, and ​switches. A console is also a ​cabinet that ​sits on the ​floor and ​contains an ​electricalunit such as a ​television.
(Definition of console from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “console”
in Korean 위로하다…
in Arabic يُواسي, يَسلّي…
in Malaysian pujuk…
in French consoler…
in Russian утешать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 安慰,安撫,撫慰,慰藉…
in Italian consolare…
in Turkish teselli etmek, avutmak, daha iyi hissetmesini sağlamak…
in Polish pocieszać…
in Spanish consolar…
in Vietnamese an ủi…
in Portuguese consolar…
in Thai ปลอบใจ…
in German trösten…
in Catalan consolar…
in Japanese ~を慰める…
in Chinese (Simplified) 安慰,安抚,抚慰,慰藉…
in Indonesian menghibur…
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