Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To console (someone); to comfort, look after.
  • v. To inspire with new courage; to encourage.
  • v. To reinvigorate, to strengthen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To comfort again; to console anew; to give new strength to.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To give new strength to.
  • To comfort again; console anew.

Etymologies

From Anglo-Norman recomforter, Middle French reconforter, from re- + conforter. (Wiktionary)

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  • "SECOND MESSENGER: As certain as I know the sun is fire:
    Where have you lurk'd, that you make doubt of it?
    Ne'er through an arch so hurried the blown tide
    As the recomforted through the gates."
    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 29, 2009