Comforting



[kuhm-fer-ting] /ˈkʌm fər tɪŋ/

adjective
1.
affording or solace.
[kuhm-fert] /ˈkʌm fərt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to soothe, console, or reassure; bring cheer to:
They tried to comfort her after her loss.
2.
to make physically .
3.
Obsolete. to aid; support or encourage.
noun
4.
relief in affliction; consolation; solace:
Her presence was a comfort to him.
5.
a feeling of relief or consolation:
Her forgiveness afforded him great comfort.
6.
a person or thing that gives consolation:
She was a great comfort to him.
7.
a cause or matter of relief or satisfaction:
The patient’s recovery was a comfort to the doctor.
8.
a state of ease and satisfaction of bodily wants, with freedom from pain and anxiety:
He is a man who enjoys his comfort.
9.
something that promotes such a state:
His wealth allows him to enjoy a high degree of comfort.
10.
Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. a or quilt.
11.
Obsolete. strengthening aid; assistance.
/ˈkʌmfət/
noun
1.
a state of ease or well-being
2.
relief from affliction, grief, etc
3.
a person, thing, or event that brings solace or ease
4.
(obsolete) support
5.
(usually pl) something that affords physical ease and relaxation
verb (transitive)
6.
to ease the pain of; soothe; cheer
7.
to bring physical ease to
v.

late 13c., conforten “to cheer up, console,” from Old French conforter “to comfort, to solace; to help, strengthen,” from Late Latin confortare “to strengthen much” (used in Vulgate), from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + fortis “strong” (see fort). Change of -n- to -m- began in English 14c. Related: Comforted; comforting.
n.

c.1200, “feeling of relief” (as still in to take comfort in something); also “source of alleviation or relief;” from Old French confort (see comfort (v.)). Replaced Old English frofor. Comforts (as opposed to necessities and luxuries) is from 1650s.
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