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com·fort

comfort

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhm frt
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: comforts, comforting, comforted
definition: to give relief from a painful or difficult situation; soothe.
My mother comforted me when my hamster died.
synonyms:
calm, cheer, console, ease, relieve, support
antonyms:
afflict, distress, hurt, trouble
similar words:
encourage, nourish, pacify, pamper, restore, revive, soothe, sustain
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a pleasant condition that comes from not having physical pain or from having an easy life with little worry.
She loves the comfort that her new mattress gives her.The rich family lived in great comfort.
synonyms:
calm, ease, peace, rest, well-being
antonyms:
affliction, discomfort, distress, misery, pain
similar words:
happiness
definition 2: a person or thing that gives relief and strength.
When I was sick, my toy bear was a comfort.
similar words:
friend, refuge, strength, supporter
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Word History
Comfort comes from confortare, a Latin word meaning "to strengthen much."
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