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English Dictionary: solace by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
solace
n
  1. the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him"
    Synonym(s): consolation, solace, solacement
  2. comfort in disappointment or misery
    Synonym(s): solace, solacement
  3. the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his presence was a consolation to her"
    Synonym(s): consolation, comfort, solace
v
  1. give moral or emotional strength to [syn: comfort, soothe, console, solace]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Solace \Sol"ace\, n. [OF. solas, ssoulaz, L. solacium, solatium,
      fr. solari to comfort, console. Cf. {Console}, v. t.]
      1. Comfort in grief; alleviation of grief or anxiety; also,
            that which relieves in distress; that which cheers or
            consoles; relief.
  
                     In business of mirth and of solace.   --Chaucer.
  
                     The proper solaces of age are not music and
                     compliments, but wisdom and devotion. --Rambler.
  
      2. Rest; relaxation; ease. [Obs.]
  
                     To make his steed some solace.            --Chaucer.
  
      Syn: Comfort; consolation; alleviation; relief.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Solace \Sol"ace\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Solaced}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Solacing}.] [OF. solacier, soulacier, F. solacier, LL.
      solatiare. See {Solace}, n.]
      1. To cheer in grief or under calamity; to comfort; to
            relieve in affliction, solitude, or discomfort; to
            console; -- applied to persons; as, to solace one with the
            hope of future reward.
  
      2. To allay; to assuage; to soothe; as, to solace grief.
  
      Syn: To comfort; assuage; allay. See {Comfort}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Solace \Sol"ace\, v. i.
      To take comfort; to be cheered. --Shak.
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