[ US /ˈiz/ ]
[ UK /ˈiːz/ ]
NOUN
  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
VERB
  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
  • Once cool, release and tease hair with your fingers. The Sun
  • The increased number of detectors and tube rotation times combine to give faster coverage of a given volume of tissue.
  • 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
  • Another trend referred to two related areas – increased user-centeredness and increased inter-disciplinarity. Archive 2008-02-01
  • It is not only our senses, but our very intuitive faculties that cease to provide us with the necessary adaptive knowledge.
  • Enlarged heart, medically called cardiomegaly, is not a disease, but a symptom of another condition. foodconsumer.org
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