Ease

Noun

  • Freedom from effort, difficulty or hardship.

    "He passed all the exams with ease."

  • Relaxation, rest and leisure.

    "We took our ease on the patio."

  • Freedom from pain, worry, agitation, etc.

    "His mind was at ease when he received his pension."

  • Affluence and freedom from financial problems.

    "After winning the jackpot, she lived a life of luxurious ease."

  • The state of being comfortable or free from stress.

    "She enjoyed the ease of living in a house where the servants did all the work."

  • Dexterity or facility.

    "He played the organ with ease."

  • (clothing) Additional space to allow movement within a garment.

    "to add ease to a waist measurement"

Verb

  • (transitive) To alleviate, assuage or lessen (pain).

    "He loosened his shoe to ease the pain."

  • (transitive) To reduce the difficulty of (something).

    "We had to ease the entry requirements."

  • (intransitive) To proceed with little effort.

    "The car eased onto the motorway."

  • (transitive) To free (something) from pain, worry, agitation, etc.

    "He eased his conscience by confessing."

  • (transitive) To loosen or slacken the tension on (something).

    "We eased the rope, then lowered the sail."

  • (intransitive) To lessen in severity.

    "The pain eased overnight."

  • (transitive) To give respite to (someone).

    "The provision of extra staff eased their workload."

  • (transitive) To move (something) slowly and carefully.

    "He eased the cork from the bottle."

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