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.
See solace in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr solaz < L solacium < solari, to comfort < IE base *sel-, favorable, in good spirits > silly
See solace in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English solas
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin sōlācium
Origin: , from sōlārī, to console.
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