1. [ verb ] move gently or carefully

"He eased himself into the chair"

Related terms: travel move_over
2. [ verb ] lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate
Synonyms: comfort

"ease the pain in your legs"

Related terms: relieve easing quilt comforter
3. [ verb ] make easier
Synonyms: facilitate alleviate

"you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"

Related terms: help easing facilitator
4. [ noun ] freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
Synonyms: simplicity easiness

: "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease" "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"

Related terms: difficulty quality effortlessness easy
5. [ verb ] lessen the intensity of or calm
Synonyms: relieve allay still

"The news eased my conscience" "still the fears"

Related terms: comfort abreact relief hush allayer
6. [ noun ] a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
Synonyms: comfort

: "a life of luxury and ease" "he had all the material comforts of this world"

Related terms: affluence lap_of_luxury
7. [ noun ] the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
Synonyms: relief

"he enjoyed his relief from responsibility" "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"

Related terms: comfort reprieve still
8. [ noun ] freedom from constraint or embarrassment
Synonyms: informality

"I am never at ease with strangers"

Related terms: naturalness
9. [ noun ] freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
Synonyms: rest repose relaxation

"took his repose by the swimming pool"

Related terms: inactivity leisure bedrest lie-in quiescence decompress
Similar spelling:   eas