HyperDic: ease

English > 9 senses of the word ease:
NOUNattributeease, easiness, simplicity, simplenessfreedom from difficulty / difficulty or hardship / hardship or effort
stateease, comforta freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable / comfortable state
stateease, reliefthe condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
attributeease, informalityfreedom from constraint or embarrassment
actease, rest, repose, relaxationfreedom from activity (work or strain / strain or responsibility)
VERBmotioneasemove gently or carefully
bodyease, comfortlessen pain or discomfort
changeease, facilitate, alleviatemake easier
emotionease, still, allay, relievelessen the intensity of or calm
ease > pronunciation
Soundsiy'z
RhymesAchilles ... Yerkes: 115 rhymes with iyz...
English > ease: 9 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningfreedom from difficulty / difficulty or hardship / hardship or effort.
Examples
  • "he rose through the ranks with apparent ease"
  • "they put it into containers for ease of transportation"
Synonymseasiness, simplicity, simpleness
Attributeseasyposing no difficulty
NarrowereffortlessnessThe quality of requiring little effort
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Oppositedifficulty, difficultnessThe quality of being difficult
Spanishfacilidad, naturalidad, simpleza, simplicidad, soltura
Catalanfacilidad, naturalitat, simplicitat, soltura
English > ease: 9 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable / comfortable state.
Example"a life of luxury and ease"
Synonymcomfort
Narrowerlap of luxuryIn conditions of wealth and comfort
Broaderaffluence, richnessabundant wealth
Spanishbienestar, comodidad, holgura
Catalanbenestar, comoditat, folgança
English > ease: 9 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningThe condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress).
Example "getting it off his conscience gave him some ease"
Synonymrelief
Narrowerreprieve, respiteA (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
Broadercomfort, comfortablenessA state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
Spanishalivio, desahogo, tranquilidad
Catalanalleujament, allugeriment, tranquil·litat
Verbseaselessen the intensity of or calm
English > ease: 9 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaningfreedom from constraint or embarrassment.
Example"I am never at ease with strangers"
Synonyminformality
BroadernaturalnessThe quality of being natural or based on natural principles
Spanishinformalidad
Catalaninformalitat
English > ease: 9 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningfreedom from activity (work or strain / strain or responsibility).
Synonymsrest, repose, relaxation
Narrowerbedrest, bed restconfinement to bed continuously (as in the case of some sick or injured persons)
lazinessRelaxed and easy activity
leisurefreedom to choose a pastime or enjoyable activity
lie-inA long stay in bed in the morning
quiescence, quiescency, dormancy, sleepingquiet and inactive restfulness
BroaderinactivityInactive
Spanishrelajamiento, relax, reposo
Catalanrepòs
English > ease: 9 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove gently or carefully.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"He eased himself into the chair"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
See alsoease upmove in order to make room for someone for something
English > ease: 9 senses > verb 2, body
Meaninglessen pain or discomfort; alleviate.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"ease the pain in your legs"
Synonymcomfort
Broaderrelieve, alleviate, palliate, assuageProvide physical relief, as from pain
Spanishaligerarse, aliviar, dar alivio, laxar, mitigar, reconfortar, relajarse
Catalanafluixar, alleugerir-se, laxar, mitigar, relaxar-se
Nounseasing, easementthe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)
English > ease: 9 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake easier.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsfacilitate, alleviate
Broaderhelp, assist, aidGive help or assistance
Spanishaflojarse, aflojar, aligerar, aliviar, facilitar, laxar, mitigar
Catalanafluixar-se, afluixar, alleugerir, facilitar, laxar, mitigar
Nounseasinga change for the better
English > ease: 9 senses > verb 4, emotion
Meaninglessen the intensity of or calm.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe good news will ease her
Example"The news eased my conscience"
Synonymsstill, allay, relieve
NarrowerabreactDischarge bad feelings or tension through verbalization
Broadercomfort, soothe, console, solaceGive moral or emotional strength to
Spanishaliviar, apaciguar, aquietar, calmar, disipar, laxar, salvar, tranquilizar
Catalanalleugerir, alleujar, calmar, dissipar, laxar, salvar, tranquil·litzar
Nounseasethe condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
easementthe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance)

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