verb (used with object), eased, eas·ing.
- to bring (the helm or rudder of a vessel) slowly amidships.
- to bring the head of (a vessel) into the wind.
- to slacken or lessen the hold upon (a rope).
- to lessen the hold of (the brake of a windlass).
verb (used without object), eased, eas·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR ease
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Idioms for ease
Origin of ease
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OTHER WORDS FROM easeself-ease, nounself-easing, adjectivewell-eased, adjective
How to use ease in a sentence
Consumers can see the availability and pricing of the provider upfront and schedule house calls with security and ease from an LSA ad unit and profile itself.What’s behind the badge that powers Google’s local trust layer?|Justin Sanger|October 13, 2020|Search Engine Land
As such, the CRISPR-Cas9 duo could cut, remove, and add DNA into a genome in whichever spot it’s needed, all with relative ease and accuracy.Two women just won the Nobel Prize for their work on the gene-editing technique CRISPR|Claire Maldarelli|October 7, 2020|Popular Science
Its ease of use helped tremendously in making CRISPR ubiquitous.Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for CRISPR ‘Genetic Scissors’|Jordana Cepelewicz|October 7, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The frame can rest nicely on a surface or be mounted on the wall with ease.Digital photo frames that make picture-perfect gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|October 1, 2020|Popular Science
It weighs 14 pounds, which isn’t the lightest option available, but it folds up tightly and can fit in a suitcase, the back of a car, or a spare closet with ease.Air mattresses for people who love to entertain and travel|PopSci Commerce Team|September 30, 2020|Popular Science
At every turn, they described their son as a faithful follower who had dedicated his life to easing the suffering of innocents.A 26-Year-Old Woman Is ISIS’s Last American Hostage|Shane Harris|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These so-called quantitative easing measures were intended to keep interest rates low.
An easing of tensions between al Qaeda and ISIS presents dangers for America in its military campaign in the Levant.Al Qaeda Plotters in Syria ‘Went Dark,’ U.S. Spies Say|Eli Lake|September 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was 1997, one of those rare times when the ruthless reign of the ayatollahs appeared to be easing up.
Why not let him cut loose and go all Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa, instead of easing his way out of something a bit grimier?Meet Vincent McKenna, Your New Favorite Bill Murray Character|Alex Suskind|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a further refinement when the staunch little lover of liberty sets about "easing" the pressure of commands.Children's Ways|James Sully
That evening, while Joe was easing the warps by shoving pieces of coir where the bite came, he felt a grip on his neck.The Chequers|James Runciman
Magnificent, she said, easing her shoulder of the strap of her knapsack while her eyes followed the driving rain cloud.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
The sound of running water was near; he went to the creek and bathed his throat, easing its burning with a deep swig.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek|George W. Ogden
Frederick grasped her hands, her brilliant smile easing the pain that like a knife stabbed his heart.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
British Dictionary definitions for ease
- (of a standing soldier, etc) in a relaxed position with the feet apart and hands linked behind the back
- a command to adopt such a position
- in a relaxed attitude or frame of mind
Derived forms of easeeaser, noun
Word Origin for ease
Idioms and Phrases with ease
In addition to the idioms beginning with ease
- ease off
- ease out
- at ease
- ill at ease
Also see undereasilyeasy.