The definition of solace is a decline in grief, or consolation.noun
When you go see a friend who is feeling sad and you offer comfort and listen to your friend talk about his problems, this is an example of giving solace.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- an easing of grief, loneliness, discomfort, etc.
- something that eases or relieves; comfort; consolation; relief
Origin: ME < OFr solaz < L solacium < solari, to comfort < IE base *sel-, favorable, in good spirits > silly
- solacer noun
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- Comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress; consolation.
- A source of comfort or consolation.
- To comfort, cheer, or console, as in trouble or sorrow. See Synonyms at comfort.
- To allay or assuage: “They solaced their wretchedness, however, by duets after supper” (Jane Austen).
Origin: Middle English solas, from Old French, from Latin sōlācium, from sōlārī, to console.
- solˈac·er noun