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English noun: ease

1. ease (attribute) freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymseasiness, simpleness, simplicity


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)effortlessness


Attributeeasy


Antonymsdifficultness, difficulty

2. ease (state) a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state


SamplesA life of luxury and ease.
He had all the material comforts of this world.


Synonymscomfort


Broader (hypernym)affluence, richness


Narrower (hyponym)lap of luxury

3. ease (state) the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)


SamplesHe enjoyed his relief from responsibility.
Getting it off his conscience gave him some ease.


Synonymsrelief


Broader (hypernym)comfort, comfortableness


Narrower (hyponym)reprieve, respite

4. ease (attribute) freedom from constraint or embarrassment


SamplesI am never at ease with strangers.


Synonymsinformality


Broader (hypernym)naturalness

5. ease (act) freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)


SamplesTook his repose by the swimming pool.


Synonymsrelaxation, repose, rest


Broader (hypernym)inactivity


Narrower (hyponym)bed rest, bedrest, dormancy, laziness, leisure, lie-in, quiescence, quiescency, sleeping


English verb: ease

1. ease (motion) move gently or carefully


SamplesHe eased himself into the chair.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

2. ease (body) lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate


SamplesEase the pain in your legs.


Synonymscomfort


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alleviate, assuage, palliate, relieve

3. ease (change) make easier


SamplesYou could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge.


Synonymsalleviate, facilitate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, help

4. ease (emotion) lessen the intensity of or calm


SamplesThe news eased my conscience.
Still the fears.


ExamplesThe good news will ease her


Synonymsallay, relieve, still


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)comfort, console, solace, soothe


Narrower (hyponym)abreact









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