ease, easiness, simplicity, simpleness(noun)
freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
"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"
a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
"a life of luxury and ease"; "he had all the material comforts of this world"
the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
"he enjoyed his relief from responsibility"; "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"
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freedom from constraint or embarrassment
"I am never at ease with strangers"
rest, ease, repose, relaxation(verb)
freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
"took his repose by the swimming pool"
rest period, tranquility, eternal sleep, repose, peace of mind, loosening, balance, relaxation behavior, relief, rest, simplicity, eternal rest, quiet, simpleness, easiness, placidity, informality, relaxation method, comfort, peace, relaxation, tranquillity, residual, quietus, liberalisation, peacefulness, ataraxis, remainder, residue, residuum, sleep, heartsease, serenity, slackening, liberalization, respite
move gently or carefully
"He eased himself into the chair"
lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate
"ease the pain in your legs"
facilitate, ease, alleviate(verb)
"you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
still, allay, relieve, ease(verb)
lessen the intensity of or calm
"The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
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relaxation, free time, reduce, assuage, alleviate, lay off, simplify, slacken, give someone a break, cruise, loosen, lessen, salve, relax, peace, facility, peace of mind, comfort, leisure, skill, rest, dexterity
To free (something) from pain, worry, agitation, etc.
He eased his conscience by confessing.
dexterity, relaxation, peace of mind, comfort, skill, peace, facility, free time, rest, leisure, assuage, slacken, reduce, simplify, alleviate, lay off, lessen, loosen, cruise, give someone a break, relax, salve
To alleviate, assuage or lessen (pain).
He loosened his shoe to ease the pain.
free time, dexterity, skill, peace of mind, facility, rest, peace, leisure, relaxation, comfort, lessen, alleviate, give someone a break, slacken, lay off, reduce, loosen, simplify, assuage, cruise, relax, salve
To give respite to (someone).
The provision of extra staff eased their workload.
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To loosen or slacken the tension on (something).
We eased the rope, then lowered the sail.
dexterity, leisure, relaxation, peace, rest, peace of mind, free time, comfort, skill, facility, lessen, loosen, slacken, alleviate, reduce, simplify, cruise, assuage, give someone a break, relax, lay off, salve
To reduce the difficulty of (something).
We had to ease the entry requirements.
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To move (something) slowly and carefully.
He eased the cork from the bottle.
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To lessen in severity.
The pain eased overnight.
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To proceed with little effort.
The car eased onto the motorway.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Ease in the sense here considered denotes freedom from conscious or apparent effort, tax, or strain. Ease may be either of condition or of action; facility is always of action; readiness is of action or of expected action. One lives at ease who has no pressing cares; one stands at ease, moves or speaks with ease, when wholly without constraint. Facility is always active; readiness may be active or passive; the speaker has facility of expression, readiness of wit; any appliance is in readiness for use. Ease of action may imply merely the possession of ample power; facility always implies practise and skill; any one can press down the keys of a typewriter with ease; only the skilled operator works the machine with facility. Readiness in the active sense includes much of the meaning of ease with the added idea of promptness or alertness. Easiness applies to the thing done, rather than to the doer. Expertness applies to the more mechanical processes of body and mind; we speak of the readiness of an orator, but of the expertness of a gymnast. Compare COMFORTABLE; DEXTERITY; POWER.
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alleviate, relieve, facilitate, mitigate, facilitated, easily, easing, facility, lighten, easy, ease-of, reduce, facilitating, defuse, eases, relax, soften, allay, simplicity, calm, detente, lessen, appease, convenience, soothe, alleviation, calming, relaxation, comfort, simplify
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How to use ease in a sentence?
Sadako would ask us, "What is junior high like?" or "Is English class hard?" Since we knew she would never see the inside of the junior high school, it was painful to answer her. All we could do was try to ease her feelings by saying things like, "Junior high--what a bore," and "Elementary school was better.
For the time being, the BOJ can continue to argue that the slowdown in inflation is due to supply-side problems in the oil market. Given that Japanese stocks are doing well, there's no need to ease policy now, however, the BOJ will probably have to push back its two-year timeframe (for hitting its price target) when it updates its forecasts in October, which will raise questions about monetary easing.
Given how little room the BoE has to cut rates ... if they want to ease policy much more, they'll have to go for more QE.
Small caps this week are starting to act better and gain interest from investors, broad participation in the market is giving people a sense of ease right now that it's not just a handful of companies moving higher.
The government should not use this as a main solution to ease domestic overcapacity as any blind push would bring consequences.
Translations for ease
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- облекчавам, спокойствие, непринуденост, успокоявам, лекота, отпускам, безгрижиеBulgarian
- Bequemlichkeit, lindernGerman
- helpottaa, löysätä, lievittää, lieventyä, löysentääFinnish
- facilité, reposFrench
- riposo, facilitàItalian
- ușurare, pace, ușura, alina, confort, facilitate, potoli, repaus, reduce, dexteritate, ușurința, micșora, liniște, liniștiRomanian
- непринуждённость, освобожда́ть, пра́здность, поко́й, отпуска́ть, досу́г, лёгкость, облегча́ть, смягча́ть, успока́ивать, беззабо́тность, уменьша́ть, облегче́ние, ослабля́ть, о́тдых, споко́йствиеRussian
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