Definition of Ease in English :

Define Ease in English

Ease meaning in English

Meaning of Ease in English

Pronunciation of Ease in English

Ease pronunciation in English

Pronounce Ease in English


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1. ease, easiness, simpleness, simplicity

freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort

Example Sentences:
'he rose through the ranks with apparent ease'
'they put it into containers for ease of transportation'
'the very easiness of the deed held her back'

2. comfort, ease

a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state

Example Sentences:
'a life of luxury and ease'
'he had all the material comforts of this world'

3. ease, relief

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

Example Sentences:
'he enjoyed his relief from responsibility'
'getting it off his conscience gave him some ease'

4. ease, informality

freedom from constraint or embarrassment

Example Sentences:
'I am never at ease with strangers'

5. ease, relaxation, repose, rest

freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

Example Sentences:
'took his repose by the swimming pool'


6. ease

move gently or carefully

Example Sentences:
'He eased himself into the chair'

7. comfort, ease

lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate

Example Sentences:
'ease the pain in your legs'

8. alleviate, ease, facilitate

make easier

Example Sentences:
'you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge'

9. allay, ease, relieve, still

lessen the intensity of or calm

Example Sentences:
'The news eased my conscience'
'still the fears'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of ease
freedom from discomfort, worry, or anxiety
lack of difficulty, labour, or awkwardness; facility
rest, leisure, or relaxation
freedom from poverty or financial embarrassment; affluence
a life of ease
lack of restraint, embarrassment, or stiffness
his ease of manner disarmed us
6.  at ease
to make or become less burdensome
8. (transitive)
to relieve (a person) of worry or care; comfort
9. (transitive)
to make comfortable or give rest to
10. (transitive)
to make less difficult; facilitate
to move or cause to move into, out of, etc, with careful manipulation
to ease a car into a narrow space
12. (when intr, often foll by off or up)
to lessen or cause to lessen in severity, pressure, tension, or strain; slacken, loosen, or abate
13.  ease oneself
14.  ease the helm

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see synonyms of ease
freedom from pain, worry, or trouble; comfort
freedom from stiffness, formality, or awkwardness; natural, easy manner; poise
freedom from difficulty; facility; adroitness
to write with ease
freedom from poverty; state of being financially secure; affluence
rest; leisure; relaxation
verb transitiveWord forms: eased or ˈeasing
to free from pain, worry, or trouble; comfort
to lessen or alleviate (pain, anxiety, etc.)
to make easier; facilitate
to reduce the strain, tension, or pressure of or on; loosen; slacken
to reduce (the strain, tension, pressure, etc.) on (a rope, sail, etc.)
to fit or move by careful shifting, slow pressure, etc.
to ease a piano into place
verb intransitive
to move or be moved by careful shifting, slow pressure, etc.
to lessen in tension, speed, pain, etc.
to reduce strain, tension, or pressure
often with up, off, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of ease
1. The condition of being comfortable or relieved.
a. Freedom from pain, worry, or agitation: Her mind was at ease knowing that the children were safe.
b. Freedom from constraint or embarrassment; naturalness.
a. Freedom from difficulty, hardship, or effort: rose through the ranks with apparent ease.
b. Readiness or dexterity in performance; facility: a pianist who played the sonata with ease.
4. Freedom from financial difficulty; affluence: a life of luxury and ease.
5. A state of rest, relaxation, or leisure: He took his ease by the pond.
v. eased, eas·ing, eas·es
1. To free from pain, worry, or agitation: eased his conscience by returning the stolen money.
a. To lessen the discomfort or pain of: shifted position to ease her back.
b. To alleviate; assuage: prescribed a drug to ease the pain.
3. To give respite from: eased the staff's burden by hiring more people.
4. To slacken the strain, pressure, or tension of; loosen: ease off a cable.
5. To reduce the difficulty or trouble of: eased the entrance requirements.
6. To move or maneuver slowly and carefully: eased the car into a narrow space; eased the director out of office.
1. To lessen, as in discomfort, pressure, or stress: pain that never eased.
2. To move or proceed with little effort: eased through life doing as little as possible.

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