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From Anglo-Norman reconforter, Middle French reconforter, from re- + conforter.



recomfort (third-person singular simple present recomforts, present participle recomforting, simple past and past participle recomforted)

  1. (transitive, now rare) To console (someone); to comfort, look after.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter xxxiiij, in Le Morte Darthur, book VII:
      With that cam his moder the quene of Orkeney dame Morgause / And whan she sawe syr Gareth redely in the vysage she myghte not wepe but sodenly felle doun in a swoune / and lay there a grete whyle lyke as she had ben dede / And thenne syr Gareth recomforted his moder in suche wyse that she recouerd and made good chere
  2. (transitive, now rare) To inspire with new courage; to encourage.
  3. (transitive, now rare) To reinvigorate, to strengthen.