Comfort means to give a sense of peace to someone.(verb)
An example of comfort is giving a sad friend a big hug.
The definition of comfort is relief and encouragement or is a person who provides this for another.(noun)
An example of comfort is someone knowing that all of their monthly bills have been paid.
See comfort in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME comforten < OFr conforter, to comfort < LL (esp. in Vulg. of O.T.) confortare, to strengthen much < L com-, intens. + fortis, strong: see fort
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transitive verb com·fort·ed, com·fort·ing, com·forts
Origin: Middle English comforten
Origin: , from Old French conforter, to strengthen
Origin: , from Late Latin cōnfortāre
Origin: : Latin com-, intensive pref.; see com-
Origin: + Latin fortis, strong; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.
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