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SOLACE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does solace mean? 

SOLACE (noun)
  The noun SOLACE has 3 senses:

1. the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment
2. comfort in disappointment or misery
3. the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

  Familiarity information: SOLACE used as a noun is uncommon.


SOLACE (verb)
  The verb SOLACE has 1 sense:

1. give moral or emotional strength to

  Familiarity information: SOLACE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOLACE (noun)


Sense 1solace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

consolation; solace; solacement

Context example:

second place was no consolation to him

Hypernyms ("solace" is a kind of...):

comfort (a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "solace"):

cold comfort (very limited consolation or empathy)

bright side; silver lining (a consoling aspect of a difficult situation)


Sense 2solace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Comfort in disappointment or misery

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

solacement; solace

Hypernyms ("solace" is a kind of...):

comfort; comfortableness (a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain)


Sense 3solace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

consolation; comfort; solace

Context example:

his presence was a consolation to her

Hypernyms ("solace" is a kind of...):

ministration; relief; succor; succour (assistance in time of difficulty)


SOLACE (verb)


Sense 1solace [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give moral or emotional strength to

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

comfort; console; solace; soothe

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "solace"):

calm; calm down; lull; quiet; quieten; still; tranquilize; tranquillise; tranquillize (make calm or still)

allay; ease; relieve; still (lessen the intensity of or calm)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The good news will solace her


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