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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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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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Punjab's consolatory goal came in the 9thminute through Amir Ali.
In the last half of the match Islamabad scored a consolatory goal.
Another spectacular goal from Crookes and one from Lewis Nicholls took Huddersfield to an unassailable 5-1 scoreline, although Halifax did grab a consolatory second goal with a close range header two minutes from time.
Eventually, I admitted defeat, put my camera away and then returned to the kitchen to make a cup of consolatory coffee.
Particular attention is paid to their presumed therapeutic value and to how the ancient examples have contributed to later consolatory writings.
I thought her rather brave as she suggested to McCaw, whose blood was still running hot, that New Zealand had eased up during part of the second half, allowing Wales to score two consolatory tries.
Many of the Somerset players could barely bring themselves to look at wicketkeeper Paul Nixon and when he tried to offer a consolatory word to the mild-mannered Jos Buttler - what a player by the way - the youngster seemed to tell him where to go in no uncertain fashion.
The models were consolatory as well as explanatory ones, and unusually for evangelicals, they gave weight to the role of fate and fortune, as well as divine providence, in the ordering of human affairs.
Plunkett and Ben Harmison (24) shared a consolatory ninth wicket partnership of 52 but Kerrigan and Chapple added further wickets.
One of his last engagements was at the Barbican Cup meeting, two weeks after the Waterloo, when the aerial there was continued by Bleriot, who divided the consolatory Purse.
any person serving any sentence in a prison and who, based on the written evidence of the medical practitioner treating that person, is diagnosed as being in the final phase of any terminal disease or condition may be considered for placement under correctional supervision or on parole, by the Commissioner, Correctional Supervision and Parole Board or the court, as the case may be, to die a consolatory and dignified death.
In the third stage, in which Nilekani sees only a consolatory role for the UIA, the new infrastructure and database will be used to drive transparency and accountability in public services.
Ao Inter coach Jose Mourinho had consolatory words for his counterpart as he refused to make a big deal out of his sideAAEs win.
The Hoops could only manage a 0-0 draw at home to Hearts, but even a win would have only been consolatory by virtue of the Gers' win.
Rae's primary interest is in 'resistant mourning' found in texts that refuse the consolatory discourse of Freud and of British propaganda following World War I, both of which encouraged mourners to 'work through' their grief, either for personal or national benefit.