Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford came in together and greeted and consoled friends.
Lou Holtz had to be consoled by John Boehner the other day, you may have noticed.
Despairing, he is consoled by an elder statesman of his party.
Ivan consoled her with the promise that he would look after him, and provide for his education.
It was not a case of desertion; and if it had been it seems to me she was consoled.
And Manuela wrung her hands till my two sisters came and consoled and prayed with her.
"You'll very likely get an exeat the week after," consoled Violet.
Tears for the first time rushed in my eyes, but I consoled myself with a firm belief that I should soon follow her.
It had not consoled him while he had been struggling with his problems.
“There will be other games,” Johnny consoled the disconsolate Meggy.
1690s, from French consoler "to comfort, console," from Latin consolari "offer solace, encourage, comfort, cheer," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + solari "to comfort" (see solace). Or perhaps a back-formation from consolation. The Latin word is glossed in Old English by frefran. Related: Consoled; consoling.
1706, "a cabinet; an ornamental base structure," from French console "a bracket" (16c.), of uncertain origin, possibly from Middle French consolateur, literally "one who consoles," word used for carved human figures supporting cornices, shelves or rails in choir stalls. Another guess connects it to Latin consolidare. Sense evolved to "body of a musical organ" (1881), "radio cabinet" (1925), then "cabinet for a TV, stereo, etc." (1944).