console (someone or oneself) with (something)

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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 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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Put a good supply of rum and biscuit in it for the seamen; should the night happen to be stormy they will not be sorry to find something to console themselves with.
They abhor men as tasteless, dull, and inconvertible, and console themselves with color-bags and blocks of marble.
If Hughes does face an extended spell on the sidelines, England can at least console themselves with the knowledge Billy Vunipola is set to return from knee surgery in January.
If Hughes faces an extended spell on the sidelines, England can console themselves with the knowledge Billy Vunipola is set to return soon from knee surgery.
Rafa can console themselves with a important game in hand on their rivals however.
Although they appear wide of the mark, fans can console themselves with this 20th anniversary edition of the album that started it all - Definitely Maybe.
On day 14 of the Winter Olympics, Murdoch, Greg Drummond, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow had to console themselves with a silver medal after crashing to a 9-3 final defeat against Canada at the Ice Cube Curling Centre.
At least the wannabe culinary superstars can console themselves with the thought that they're getting a free trip to Italy out of it.
KELLY HARRIS, LITTLE VICTORY: This Brooklyn queer punk band broke up in February, so fans have to console themselves with Little Victory's self-titled 2012 EP, but we have no doubt sexy speedster Harris will be back soon.
Instead, as they listen to their fuel burn merrily away, drivers of the largely hand-crafted GTC can console themselves with 567bhp, a 0-62mph time of 4.
So while the BBC can console themselves with a decent dollop of damage limitation, Mr Ecclestone can allow himself a smile.
If that is the case then the opposition will simply have to console themselves with place money.
The tourists can at least console themselves with the fact both Sehwag and Tendulkar were dismissed before stumps while paceman Dale Steyn also accounted for Subramaniam Badrinath.
Though curious internet users cannot access the two million works on Europeana, they can console themselves with a version under construction (dev.
MOSELEY can console themselves with the fact they didn't leave Cambourne completely emptyhanded last week, having snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.