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."
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Rafa can console themselves with a important game in hand on their rivals however.
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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.