comforted; comforting; comforts
Essential Meaning of comfort
: to cause (someone) to feel less worried, upset, frightened, etc. : to give comfort to (someone) She did her best to comfort [=console] the crying child. Our family was comforted by the outpouring of support from the community. We can comfort ourselves with the thought that the worst is over.
Full Definition of comfort
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Definition of comfort (Entry 2 of 2)
1 : strengthening aid:
b : consolation in time of trouble or worry : solace He turned to her for comfort when he lost his job.
2a : a feeling of relief or encouragement It's a comfort to know that I can rely on you for help.
b : contented well-being a life of ease and comfort
3 : a satisfying or enjoyable experience Seeing her son again after so many years was a great comfort.
4 : one that gives or brings comfort all the comforts of home Her grandchildren were always a great comfort to her.
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