[ US /ˈiz/ ]
[ UK /ˈiːz/ ]
  1. freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    the very easiness of the deed held her back
    they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
  2. freedom from constraint or embarrassment
    I am never at ease with strangers
  3. a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    he had all the material comforts of this world
    a life of luxury and ease
  4. the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
    getting it off his conscience gave him some ease
    he enjoyed his relief from responsibility
  5. freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    took his repose by the swimming pool
  1. move gently or carefully
    He eased himself into the chair
  2. lessen the intensity of or calm
    still the fears
    The news eased my conscience
  3. lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate
    ease the pain in your legs
  4. make easier
    you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge
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How To Use ease In A Sentence

  • What we do not know are the precise weighting of factors that go into why prices increase at any particular time.
  • The application of fertilizer increased the size of the plants.
  • Spending on a perennial effort to expand gambling at race tracks, known as "racino," increased four-fold to about $620,000 in 2010. StarTribune.com rss feed
  • The defendant was released on bail until his trial next year. Times, Sunday Times
  • An AFTRA statement confirmed the issues' importance, calling the 1% increase the union's "primary objective" in the bargaining. Jonathan Handel: AFTRA, Networks Reach New Three Year Deal
  • Anybody who has ever been on a North Queensland pastoral lease knows that you can go 20, 30, 40 miles day after day and all you will see is a few brumbies and some wild pigs; you will not see any cattle anywhere.
  • McGill University, however, has found a way to increase access to its rare books - thanks to a lot of grant money and one badass digital camera.
  • Leaving London they went to Paris, where they passed a few days, but soon grew weary of the place; and Lord Chetwynde, feeling a kind of languor, which seemed to him like a premonition of disease, he decided to go to Germany. The Cryptogram A Novel
  • There are only a couple of days left in Graeme's Fantasy Book Review's Giveaway for one of three copies of Orson Scott Card's new release, Hidden Empire. Book Contest Links ... more than a few
  • Added to which there is a large increase in the fees receivable in 1994 to a level of almost £123,000 which accounts for the large increase in the gross profit over the previous and subsequent years.
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