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console (one) on (something)

To comfort or soothe one 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"She was clear about what she wanted and to the extent that I am consolable about the role I played, this is what consoles me: She was entitled to her own death." (6) At other times, he relied on her physicians and their expertise.
It was a defeat which left McClaren in consolable and England's qualification hopes now depend on Russia slipping up in their next qualifier in Israel next month.
Her textual child is misunderstood and ultimately murdered, leaving the author/mother shaken and mourning, consolable only by same-sex friendship.
Plus tard, cet enfant ecrira lui-meme, nourri des textes lus et des experiences d'un solitaire mais consolable deja par les rayons de soleil qui arrivent a penetrer par les fenetres sans doute fermees ...
Not that he looked remotely consolable after discovering he was not Britain's first undisputed heavyweight champion of the world this century.
That night, she was whiny, but consolable. When she awakened at 3:00 AM, her mother noticed some red "bumps." At 6:00 AM she had a fever of 104.5 [degrees] F, she was listless and she was covered with purple "blotches." By 6:30, she was in our ER in severe shock with a rapid heart rate and breathing, and a low blood pressure.