Definition of solace in English:


Syllabification: sol·ace
Pronunciation: /ˈsälis



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  • Give solace to.
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    • I see religion as only a way of asking unanswerable questions, of sharing the joy of a community of quest, and solacing one another in our ignorance.
    • An old woman, having drank until she is unable to walk, is put into a wheelbarrow, and in that situation is solaced with another glass.
    • They sat in silence, solacing themselves in each other's tears.
    comfort, console, cheer, support, soothe, calm


Middle English: from Old French solas (noun), solacier (verb), based on Latin solari 'to console'.

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