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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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Apres le 11 mars 2011, de nombreuses organisations religieuses ont deploye leurs activites dans des regions sinistrees : prier pour des victimes, consoler des survivants, reconstruire des quartiers, etc.
Anna's first act is to calm Bianca Maria down, to perform the now familiar role of consoler: "Non aver paura....
Luoni, who, we are told on the back cover, 'aime [...] a se consoler avec les moralistes', sets out to provide an account of how La Bruyere affords 'une doctrine compelte de l'homme, de Dieu et de la destinee terrestre'.
Plutot que de concevoir ces Luvres comme une compromission de leurs auteurs avec le systeme dominant, Robert Lalonde l'envisage comme une ouverture de leur univers a l'Autre : << on ne prend pas la parole pour tuer, ni meme pour blesser, mais pour apaiser, fermer une plaie, consoler et peut-etre guerir >> (13).
Comment consoler ces gens, qui on assiste a ce que l'humanite a de pire?
Table, you who always waited for me, where everything is (has always been) laid out for me to write, table laid out for me, faithful consoler,
MEGEN a cree des liens avec d'autres organisations afin de consoler, de donner l'abri et de rassembler l'assistance juridique.
In another chapter he caricatures Hauerwas as little more than a consoler of liberals and at home among the same.
Il a beau critiquer Marcie pour sa vision etroite et courte de l'histoire, son jeu de cache-cache logique exhibe le hiatus entre son discours convenu et une realite qu'il ignore a tort, discordance qui ressort dans les histoires qu'il raconte afin de consoler et convertir la jeune femme.
l l l l l l THE funeral of ownerbreeder Jane Turner will be held at Christ the Consoler Church, Newby Park, Ripon tomorrow at 2pm.
Her desire for death elicits words of Christian consolation from the First Consoler: 'Be of good comforte and thank god of al/ Ffordeth is dew to every man' (129-30).
I encourage my listeners to establish and cultivate an open line of communication to God, their creator, redeemer and great consoler. By contrast, confession and absolution often play an important role when I meet individuals for pastoral counselling.
As a counselor and consoler, he was witty and wise.
There he was, The Great Consoler, standing at the podium, biting his lip, and speaking to a nation in shock.