Solace

Solace [ SOL-is ]
 transitive verb ]
 MEANING :
 1. (tr.v.) to comfort someone or cheer someone up
2. (tr.v.) to allay or relieve someone of their misery or grief
3. (n.) comfort, alleviation or consolation
4. (n.) a source of alleviation, comfort or consolation
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 She solaced the grieving widow by offering words of comfort.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 But its buoyancy is a solace to Asian countries, several of which enjoy trade surpluses with China, and to the European Union, for which China is the fastest-growing market—albeit, as the Europeans like to point out when they complain about Chinese trade barriers, still no bigger than Switzerland.

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