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.
See also: ease, one, put
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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 said: "I'd only be trying to put someone at ease. It's just to say, 'You will get through this'."
Do a little inventory of your own life and decide what experiences you're comfortable sharing in order to put someone at ease and feel closer to you.
What you feel at the end of each day, knowing you've put someone at ease, treated them with dignity and improved their quality of life in some small way - that's a privilege.
If, on the other hand, you are trying to put someone at ease (or assure them you are not angry), using "I" and "we" will probably do the trick.
* Make eye contact - if you are talking to a breastfeeding woman, eyes to the floor, ceiling or door, do not put someone at ease.
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