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.
See also: ease, put
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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.
See also: ease, one, put
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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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Saxon felt very nervous, visions of Billy's bloody fights and all the scabs he had slugged rising in her brain; but she had never seen her husband box, and but few seconds were required to put her at ease. The Iron Man had no chance.
When staff did introduce themselves, it put her at ease and humanised what can be in many circumstances a dehumanising experience.
The former X Factor star said it was a "humbling" experience and he soon put her at ease.
However, she insisted the R&B superstar put her at ease straight away and was incredibly nice.
"The kiss was very unexpected," Daughtry gushed, "but it was nice!" She admits she was nervous, but Common's playful demeanor, warm personality and surprise smooch quickly put her at ease. "He was so down-to-earth!
The diagnosis has been hard, but Shaw says she's pleased that she found a lesbian-friendly surgeon who put her at ease by expressing concern for both her and her partner.