Meaning of COMFORT in English


Function: verb

to cheer or try to cheer a person overcome by grief or misery FF1C; comforting her widowed sister with words of hope FF1E;

Synonyms: buck up, cheer, console, solace, upraise

Related Words: brighten, gladden, lighten; allay, alleviate, assuage, mitigate, relieve; refresh, renew, restore; reassure; commiserate, condole, sympathize

Idioms: give a lift to

Contrasted Words: torment, torture, try; distress, trouble, worry; annoy, irk, vex

Antonyms: afflict; bother

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.