comfort-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: Give moral or emotional strength to; lessen or alleviate the pain or discomfort of.

He comforted his wife after the death of her mother.
Sometimes it's hard to comfort ailing pets.
A parent has to suppress the urge to comfort his children at times.

VerbNet: amuse-31.1
FrameNet: Experiencer_obj
PropBank: comfort.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2