put/set somebody at 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/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.
See also: ease, put, set, somebody
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We were all a bit nervous about delivering the parody, but were soon set at ease when one local priest, who was in the audience, laughed his head off.
But just minutes into the first act, my mind was set at ease and I settled back to watch what was easily the best play I've seen all this year.
The steps must be taken immediately to stop this appalling practice and set at ease the minds of people already stricken by the grief of losing a loved one.
Until, that is, she received ``incredible notices'' for her stage debut, in a play called ``Easter,'' and her mind was set at ease.