from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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


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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