1 console, solace, soothe, assuage, reassure, relieve, hearten, cheer, gladden:
It might comfort you to know that Roderick has recovered completely. He comforted her when the pain became unbearable.
2 consolation, solace, relief, cheer:
I derived some comfort from knowing that my attacker had been caught.
3 ease, luxury, security, abundance, plenty, opulence:
Cordelia lived out her days in comfort after inheriting a fortune from her aunt.
1 having all your body needs/a pleasant life
great, maximum, modest, reasonable
They live in modest comfort.
| comparative, relative | added
a quilted cover for added comfort
| domestic, personal, physical
I dress for comfort rather than glamour.
| in ~
I like to travel in reasonable comfort.
a degree/standard of comfort, in the comfort of your own home, too close/hot for comfort
The hotel offers a high standard of comfort. The sound of gunfire was too close for comfort.
2 help/kindness to sb who is suffering
great | cold
A drop in the unemployment rate was cold comfort for those without a job (= not much comfort at all).
VERB + COMFORT
bring sb, give sb, offer sb, provide sb with
His kind words brought some comfort to the grieving parents.
| derive, draw, find, get, seek, take
They sought comfort in each other. We took great comfort from the fact that at least some of our savings were safe.
COMFORT + NOUN
Chocolate is a great comfort food.
She found comfort in music.
a source of comfort
3 sb/sth that helps when you are suffering, etc.
The children have been a great comfort to me through all of this.
4 sth that makes life easier
modern | creature, home, material
I hate camping?I miss all my creature comforts.
The idea that he was not alone comforted him greatly.
be comforted to know
He was comforted to know that most people in the class knew even less than he.
| being comforted by family/friends/relatives
The victim's widow was today being comforted by family and friends.
| feel comforted
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