If something eases your disappointment or grief, consider it a solace. If you're sad, you might find solace in music or in talking to your friends.

It is no surprise that consolation and solace are similar in meaning as they share a root in the Latin verb sōlārī, "to comfort." In fact, solace and consolation are synonyms meaning "relief from grief or disappointment." When you go to sleepaway camp, your parents will miss you, but they'll find solace in knowing that you are having fun.

Definitions of solace
  1. noun
    comfort offered to one who is disappointed or miserable
    synonyms: solacement
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    type of:
    comfort, comfortableness
    a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
  2. noun
    the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment
    synonyms: consolation, solacement
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    cold comfort
    very limited consolation or empathy
    bright side, silver lining
    a consoling aspect of a difficult situation
    type of:
    a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment
  3. noun
    the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction
    synonyms: comfort, consolation
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    type of:
    ministration, relief, succor, succour
    assistance in time of difficulty
  4. verb
    give moral or emotional strength to
    synonyms: comfort, console, soothe
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    calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize
    make calm or still
    allay, ease, relieve, still
    lessen the intensity of or calm
    calm by deception
    calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet
    appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate
    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
    assure, reassure
    cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
    discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization
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