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 for solace
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Solace \Sol"ace\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Solaced; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Solacing.] [OF. solacier, soulacier, F. solacier, LL.
     solatiare. See Solace, n.]
     1. To cheer in grief or under calamity; to comfort; to
        relieve in affliction, solitude, or discomfort; to
        console; -- applied to persons; as, to solace one with the
        hope of future reward.
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     2. To allay; to assuage; to soothe; as, to solace grief.
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     Syn: To comfort; assuage; allay. See Comfort.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Solace \Sol"ace\, n. [OF. solas, ssoulaz, L. solacium, solatium,
     fr. solari to comfort, console. Cf. Console, v. t.]
     1. Comfort in grief; alleviation of grief or anxiety; also,
        that which relieves in distress; that which cheers or
        consoles; relief.
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              In business of mirth and of solace.   --Chaucer.
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              The proper solaces of age are not music and
              compliments, but wisdom and devotion. --Rambler.
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     2. Rest; relaxation; ease. [Obs.]
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              To make his steed some solace.        --Chaucer.
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     Syn: Comfort; consolation; alleviation; relief.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Solace \Sol"ace\, v. i.
     To take comfort; to be cheered. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the comfort you feel when consoled in times of
           disappointment; "second place was no consolation to him"
           [syn: consolation, solace, solacement]
      2: comfort in disappointment or misery [syn: solace,
      3: the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction; "his
         presence was a consolation to her" [syn: consolation,
         comfort, solace]
      v 1: give moral or emotional strength to [syn: comfort,
           soothe, console, solace]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "solace":
     aid and comfort, allay, alleviate, ameliorate, amuse, amusement,
     assuage, assurance, assure, balm, bear up, beguile, buck up, cheer,
     cheer up, comfort, condole, condole with, condolence, consolation,
     console, convulse, delight, diversion, divert, divertisement,
     divertissement, ease, easement, encourage, encouragement,
     enjoyment, enliven, entertain, entertainment, exhilarate,
     fracture one, give comfort, hearten, help, kill, knock dead,
     loosen up, mirth, mitigate, passe-temps, pastime, pleasure,
     put at ease, raise a laugh, raise a smile, reassurance, reassure,
     recreate, recreation, refresh, regale, regalement, relax,
     relaxation, relief, relieve, set at ease, shred of comfort, slay,
     solacement, soothe, succor, support, sympathize with, sympathy,
     tickle, titillate, upraise, wow

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