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Definition 1: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where ease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • took his repose by the swimming pool

Synonyms for ease in the sense of this definition

(ease is a kind of ...) being inactive; being less active

(... is a kind of ease ) confinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons)

(... is a kind of ease ) relaxed and easy activity

"the laziness of the day helped her to relax"

(... is a kind of ease ) a long stay in bed in the morning

(... is a kind of ease ) quiet and inactive restfulness

(... is a kind of ease ) freedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity

"he lacked the leisure for golf"

Definition 2: freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where ease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for ease in the sense of this definition

(ease is a kind of ...) an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

"the quality of mercy is not strained"

(... is a kind of ease ) the quality of requiring little effort

"such effortlessness is achieved only after hours of practice"

(... are attributes of ease) posing no difficulty; requiring little effort

"an easy job" "an easy problem" "an easy victory" "the house is easy to heat" "satisfied with easy answers" "took the easy way out of his dilemma"

Definition 3: freedom from constraint or embarrassment - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where ease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I am never at ease with strangers

Synonyms for ease in the sense of this definition

(ease is a kind of ...) the quality of being natural or based on natural principles

"he accepted the naturalness of death" "the spontaneous naturalness of his manner"

Definition 4: a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state - [noun denoting state]

Samples where ease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for ease in the sense of this definition

(ease is a kind of ...) abundant wealth

"they studied forerunners of richness or poverty" "the richness all around unsettled him for he had expected to find poverty"

(... is a kind of ease ) in conditions of wealth and comfort

"he was raised in the lap of luxury"

Definition 5: the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where ease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for ease in the sense of this definition

(ease is a kind of ...) a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain

"he is a man who enjoys his comfort" "she longed for the comfortableness of her armchair"

(... is a kind of ease ) a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort

Definition 6: lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate - [verb of body]

Samples where ease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ease the pain in your legs

Synonyms for ease in the sense of this definition

(ease is a kind of ...) provide physical relief, as from pain

"This pill will relieve your headaches"

Definition 7: make easier - [verb of change]

Samples where ease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge

Synonyms for ease in the sense of this definition

(ease is a kind of ...) give help or assistance; be of service

"Everyone helped out during the earthquake" "Can you help me carry this table?" "She never helps around the house"

Definition 8: lessen the intensity of or calm - [verb of emotion]

Samples where ease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The news eased my conscience
  • still the fears

Synonyms for ease in the sense of this definition

(ease is a kind of ...) give moral or emotional strength to

(... is a kind of ease ) discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization

Definition 9: move gently or carefully - [verb of motion]

Samples where ease or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He eased himself into the chair

(ease is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

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