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comfort (plural comforts)
- Contentment, ease.
- Sleep in comfort with our new mattress.
- Something that offers comfort.
- the comforts of home
- A consolation; something relieving suffering or worry.
- We still have the spare tire? That's a comfort at least.
- A cause of relief or satisfaction.
- The outcome of the peace negotiations in Moscow in 1940 was a heavy blow to the young nation, but in the same time a great comfort: at least the independency was preserved.
- (contentment, ease): austerity
cause of relief or satisfaction
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- (transitive) To relieve the distress or suffering of; to provide comfort to.
- Rob comforted Aaron because he was lost and very sad.
- Francis Bacon
- Light excelleth in comforting the spirits of men.
- (transitive) To make comfortable. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- (obsolete) To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Wyclif to this entry?)
- God's own testimony […] doth not a little comfort and confirm the same.
- (obsolete) To assist or help; to aid.
- I […] cannot help the noble chevalier: / God comfort him in this necessity!
to provide comfort
to make comfortable
console — see console
Terms derived from the noun or verb "comfort"
- Physical comfort, ease