Solace

Definition of Solace

Sol´ace
n.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.
To make his steed some solace.
- Chaucer.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Solaced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Solacing .]
2.To allay; to assuage; to soothe; as, to solace grief.
v. i.1.To take comfort; to be cheered.

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