put one at ease

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

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
References in classic literature ?
You DO put one at ease. My breach of convention makes me glad rather than sorry.
Always quick to put one at ease, everyone in the airline felt he was the one to talk to if and when you wound up in a jam.
BERNIE FITCH'S MISCHIEVOUS SMILE AND CONTAGIOUS sense of humor quickly put one at ease. Yet there is always a serious artist and dedicated family man behind them, a singer who has honed his craft through years at the top of his profession, especially at the Metropolitan Opera.
With his engaging blue eyes and confident handshake, he immediately put one at ease and his warmth and determination moulded a group of individualists into a happy and united team.
Of course, the title's partly ironic; these images aren't likely to put one at ease.