Language Activator – Comfort

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Language Activator – Comfort

اغلب دیکشنری ها لغاتی را مترادف یک لغت معرفی میکنند. اما آیا تمامی مترادفهای یک لغت صد در صد معنای همان لغت را القا میکنند؟ مسلماً خیر. در این بخش از لغات هم معنی و یا نزدیک به لغت comfort  را بررسی خواهیم کرد.

comfort

(transitive verb)

to comfort someone, for example by telling them there is nothing to worry about or putting your arms around them

.He tried to comfort her by telling her that everything would be all right

.Joyce did her best to comfort him, assuring him that it was not his fault

.The two sisters hugged each other, sharing their grief and comforting one another

make somebody feel better

(verb phrase)

to say something to someone or give them something that makes them feel less upset, sad, worried etc

?What can I do to make you feel better

.It might make you feel better to eat something

.Why don’t you tell me what’s troubling you? It’ll make you feel better

cheer somebody up

(transitive phrasal verb)

: to make someone feel happier when they are disappointed or sad about something

.Thanks for the card. It really cheered me up

.I’m taking Jenny out tonight to cheer her up

.I tried to think of something to say to cheer him up

console

(transitive verb)

written to comfort someone when they feel unhappy or disappointed, especially by saying something that makes them realize the situation is not so bad

.A priest was called in to console victims’ families

.I wanted to console her, but I didn’t know how

console yourself with something

.Archer consoled himself with the thought that at least he had done his best

reassure

(transitive verb)

to make someone feel less worried or frightened about a situation, for example by being friendly to them or by telling them there is nothing to worry about

.My mother did her best to reassure me, but I still felt nervous and insecure

reassure somebody about something

.The company tried to reassure shareholders about the safety of their stocks

reassure somebody that

.The doctor did his best to reassure us that Cindy would be all right

.The president reassured voters that there would be no tax increase

.I tried to reassure her that she had made the right decision in turning down the job

soothe

(transitive verb)

: to make someone feel more calm and relaxed when they are upset, anxious, or nervous

.When the baby cried, his mother soothed him by stroking his hot little head

.Maybe a drink would help soothe your nerves

cheer up

(verb phrase)

: spoken say this to tell someone to stop feeling disappointed or sad and try to be more cheerful

.Cheer up! It’s not that bad

.Cheer up, Phil. You’ll find another job

don’t worry

say this when you want to make someone less worried or nervous, because you do not think there is anything to be worried or nervous about

.Don’t worry. The doctor says it’s just a bad cold

.Don’t worry! The flight’s not until 9:30. We have plenty of time

 

:Practice

: Fill in the blanks with appropriate words

comfort / cheer – up / soothe / feel better / reassure / console

.N1. He tried to ……………… her by telling her that everything would be all right
.N2. It might make you ……………… to eat something
. ……………… N3. Thanks for the card. It really ……………… me
.N4. I wanted to ……………… her, but I didn’t know how
.N5. My mother did her best to ……………… me, but I still felt nervous and insecure
.N6. Maybe a drink would help ……………… your nerves

 

:Answers

Comfort / feel better / cheered – up / console / reassure / soothe

 

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