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console (someone) on (something)

To comfort or soothe someone about a distressing topic or occurrence. I think you'll have a hard time consoling her on that lost account, considering all the hard work she put into it. I'm trying to console my daughter on the loss of her beloved teddy bear, but nothing I've said has helped thus far.
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console (someone or oneself) with (something)

To comfort or soothe someone with a particular thing or method. After my daughter lost her beloved teddy bear, I tried to console her with other toys, but nothing has helped thus far. It's not the healthiest idea to console yourself with sweets.
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console someone on something

to comfort someone about something. I want to console you on your recent loss. They consoled Fred on the continuing difficulties he was having.
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console someone with something

to use something to comfort someone. We consoled her with a sympathy card and flowers. He sat down and consoled himself with a beer or two.
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Ultimately, every one of us will discover the truth," Freeman tells his audience consolingly.
First, she assured Seymour that she did not blame him for his past failings, noting consolingly that "thousands of the brightest & best men fall under the habit of stimulants.
It is consolingly pointed out that the total defense cost can still be held to just under 10 percent of the gross national product, whereas in Soviet Russia the percentage spent on armament undoubtedly runs higher.
It's half a joke, someone will explain consolingly, and everyone misses.
Obviously the best seller list will change, she adds consolingly
Thus when Quijote returns with Sancho to their village after being defeated by the "brazos ajenos" of Sanson Carrasco, he returns, as Sancho consolingly would have it, still in full possession of that control over his passions, ab ove all sexual, that characterizes Scipio or the refashioned Segismundo, or, ironically, the man who refused the embraces of Maritornes and Altisidora.
More tangibly, and consolingly, the parallel conversational form of 'A Sprig of Bay' endows the dead with a graceful ability from beyond the grave to 'appear[s] .
It bothered me enough that I found myself murmuring consolingly as I made the cuts, sort of like a good doctor talks an injured patient through a painful healing procedure.