V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (n.) 1. comfort at a time of sadness, grief, or disappointment; 2. the act of consoling or giving relief; (v.) to console or give strength to someone
Synonyms: (n.) comfort, consolation, (v.) console, cheer, relieve, soothe, assuage
Antonyms: (n.) grief, sadness, irritation, (v.) trouble, sadden, irritate
Tips: Solace is derived from the Latin word solatium, from solari, “to comfort.” This is also the source of the word "console." Use console to denote the action of comforting and use solace to refer to the comfort itself.
The tax rebate checks provided solace to many cash-strapped families. (relief, comfort) noun
I find it helps to seek solace in the company of family and friends during times of crisis. (consolation, comfort) noun
The vacation house provides us great solace from our hectic lives. (relief) noun
The two-week severance package provided little solace to the laid-off workers. (relief, comfort) noun
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