put (one) at (one's) ease

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put (one) at (one's) ease

To calm, comfort, or reassure one; to make one comfortable or relaxed. I'd like to put you all at your ease and assure you that there will be no layoffs, so please do not listen to the rumors going around. The duke was renowned for going to great lengths to put his guests at their ease when they called over for social visits.
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put one at (one's) ease

Fig. to cause someone to relax or feel welcome. She usually tells a little joke to put you at your ease. Please do something to put me at ease.
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put/set somebody at (their) ˈease

make somebody feel relaxed, not shy, etc: Try to put the candidate at ease by being friendly and informal.No matter what situation she was in, somehow she always managed to look completely at her ease.
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We help the students out, put them at ease, So we'll abolish tuition fees.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with the dementia team, and possibly help accompany patients in the hospital to help to put them at ease, contact the team by calling 0121 424 4277.
For many of the youngsters it was the first time they had spoken to a police officer and I hope we put them at ease.
Before Gunners officials scream illegal approach, the Mole is happy to put them at ease.
Brittney Haladyna, 17, a recent graduate of the center, said communication and cordiality are vital skills in her trade; she typically started appointments by offering the client something to drink, and worked to put them at ease.
This suite is designed to help put them at ease and address the trauma they have gone through.
If you are believable and original with your patter, you can create wonder, put a child on the right track, divert his or her attention, make them laugh, or put them at ease.
Clarice, of Energlyn Terrace, Caerphilly, remembers how nervous she was as they drove to Bristol, but says fondly how presenter Alan Taylor and his team put them at ease.
In that wheelchair, he's usually at eye level when he's talking to the patients, and it helps put them at ease and make them all feel special,'' Traeger said.
But Woods involved them in the decision-making process, and her thorough approach put them at ease.
One of our tasks was to help put them at ease about their new workspace.
The presence of a woman as a customer created a ripple of surprise, but the photographer, being a regular and popular visitor, put them at ease.
Interviewers armed with the information that teenagers frequently mask their true feelings with humor or denial can approach the interview by first developing a rapport with them in order to put them at ease.
Neighbourhood Beat Manager, PC Martin Cottle, said: "Hosting the fun day and giving them the opportunity to ask us questions and see what it is we do will hopefully put them at ease and be a positive experience and help us to build even better links in the community.
A lot of visitors come into prisons having completed long journeys and it can help to put them at ease.
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