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Verb: ease  eez
  1. Move gently or carefully
    "He eased himself into the chair"
     
  2. Lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate
    "ease the pain in your legs";
    - comfort
     
  3. Make easier
    "you could ease the process by sharing your knowledge";
    - facilitate, alleviate
     
  4. Lessen the intensity of or calm
    "The news eased my conscience";
    - still, allay, relieve
Noun: ease  eez
  1. Freedom from difficulty, hardship or effort
    "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into containers for ease of transportation";
    - easiness, simplicity, simpleness
     
  2. A freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    "a life of luxury and ease";
    - comfort
     
  3. The condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
    "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease";
    - relief
     
  4. Freedom from constraint or embarrassment
    "I am never at ease with strangers";
    - informality
     
  5. Freedom from activity (work, strain or responsibility)
    - rest, repose, relaxation

Derived forms: easing, eased, eases

See also: ease up, easy

Type of: affluence, aid, alleviate, assist, assuage, comfort, comfortableness, console, go, help, inactivity, locomote, move, naturalness, palliate, quality, relieve, richness, solace, soothe, travel

Antonym: difficulty

Encyclopedia: Ease