verb (used with object), con·soled, con·sol·ing.
Origin of console1
Examples from the Web for consoling
She had grown so perfect and gentle and consoling that it was unbearable, she was a big, round smooth balloon without a face.
She was consoling herself with the promise of hot coffee and maybe, just maybe, a chocolate-chip cookie.‘Revenge Wears Prada’: The 11 Most Cringeworthy Moments|Abby Haglage|June 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If someone needs some consoling right now, it is the president, not the Jersey Shore.Obama Escapes Scandals in New Jersey, but What’s in It for Christie?|David Freedlander|May 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In one scene, Hannibal is consoling Will, who is shaken after shooting and killing a suspect.Mads Mikkelsen On Playing the Tasty New Hannibal Lecter|Kevin Fallon|April 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I wrote back with my attempt at consoling words, but the truth is that I am worried and can hardly console myself.Russia’s Adoption Ban Is Cruel and Vindictive to All|Dr. Jane Aronson|December 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And I could not speak a consoling word to her; Klaus did not wish it.A Sister's Love|W. Heimburg
Well, its really not so bad as that, he returned in a tone intended to be consoling.Nothing But the Truth|Frederic S. Isham
Never did I need the consoling voice of a friend more than now.The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn|Henry P. Johnston
It throws a light upon Uncle Henry's talk, which has seemed to me hitherto neither reasonable nor consoling.Notes of a Son and Brother|Henry James
If I must die, give me some tender and consoling thought to while away my hours while death is approaching.Latitude 19 degree|Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield