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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He was the elder by several years, but at that moment he looked much the younger, for his transparent complexion flushed suddenly, and he spoke with a shyness extremely unlike the ready indifference of his manner with his male companion, while Dorothea became all the calmer with a wondering desire to put him at ease.
Cricketer Graeme, 39, has told of how the 32-year-old batted away efforts to make light of the row and put him at ease.
Mr Jeffrey met his attacker several times before and after he was released from jail, and his positive experience of the process for both sides has put him at ease and made him confident, rather than scared, of intervening in a fight again.
Thus, his language is often rigid and his subject knowledge obviously less than firsthand, such as having no apparent military or flight experience that would put him at ease in discussing his subject.
Dennard admitted being nervous when he saw the couple, but Sir Paul immediately put him at ease, introducing himself and saying he had heard Charlie and his band, Quintology, on a previous visit.
After Rhona tells Carly she makes sacrifice to put him at ease. runs, she pretends to twist her ankle so he can help her.
Mr Adams looks tense before Charles's informality seems to put him at ease and he becomes relaxed.