ease

Ease means to lessen or release, often making something possible in the meantime. When you put someone at their ease, you lessen their discomfort. When you ease into a chair, you gently release yourself into it.

A life of ease means you do not have to struggle to make money. Your dad might be mad if you pierce your nose, but eventually, with time, his anger will ease and he will ease up on you. Your older siblings' behavior will ease the way for you to do things that frighten your parents without their overreacting.

Primary Meanings of ease

1.
nv
freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
make easier
2.
v
move gently or carefully
Full Definitions of ease
1

n freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort

“he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
“they put it into containers for ease of transportation”
Synonyms:
easiness, simpleness, simplicity
Antonyms:
difficultness, difficulty
the quality of being difficult
Types:
effortlessness
the quality of requiring little effort
facility, readiness
a natural effortlessness
smoothness
the quality of being free from errors or interruptions
Type of:
quality
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

n freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

Synonyms:
relaxation, repose, rest
Types:
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bed rest, bedrest
confinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons)
laziness
relaxed and easy activity
lie-in
a long stay in bed in the morning
dormancy, quiescence, quiescency, sleeping
quiet and inactive restfulness
leisure
freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity
vegetation
inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life
vacationing
the act of taking a vacation
Type of:
inactivity
being inactive; being less active

n the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)

“getting it off his conscience gave him some ease
Synonyms:
relief
Types:
reprieve, respite
a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
Type of:
comfort, comfortableness
a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain

n freedom from constraint or embarrassment

“I am never at ease with strangers”
Synonyms:
informality
Type of:
naturalness
the quality of being natural or based on natural principles

n a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state

“a life of luxury and ease
Synonyms:
comfort
Types:
lap of luxury
in conditions of wealth and comfort
Type of:
affluence, richness
abundant wealth

v make easier

Synonyms:
alleviate, facilitate
Type of:
aid, assist, help
give help or assistance; be of service

v lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate

ease the pain in your legs”
Synonyms:
comfort
Type of:
alleviate, assuage, palliate, relieve
provide physical relief, as from pain

v lessen the intensity of or calm

“The news eased my conscience”
Synonyms:
allay, relieve, still
Types:
abreact
discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization
Type of:
comfort, console, solace, soothe
give moral or emotional strength to
2

v move gently or carefully

“He eased himself into the chair”
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

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