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.
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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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"They were fantastic and definitely put us at ease," she said.
"They put us at ease during one of the darkest times in our lives."
Sensing that we were novices, Lily put us at ease as she took us through the finer details of Vietnamese cuisine while suggesting some must-try dishes.
On the weekend we were staying, the restaurant looked especially sparse, but the lavish spread and attentive staff quickly put us at ease. Whether you're looking for Indian, Japanese or Italian fare, they have it all.
I actually shed a tear seeing all the amazing expatriates that helped put us at ease and showed us that Qatar isn't just a place to work for them, it's their home," al Haroon explained.
'It is far too late for those who did not survive but coming to pay our respects helps put us at ease and hopefully remind people of what happened there.'
"He put us at ease and made sure we spoke to our family before making any final decisions.
"The homes were in very bad condition when we first got them, but HMG's knowledge in coating different surfaces put us at ease and the finished homes couldn't look any better, it's amazing what a lick of paint can do!"
"They were really lovely, though, and put us at ease. Although I must admit, I'm not looking forward to seeing myself on television.
When we arrived at the convent around 9 a.m., Mother was there to welcome us and put us at ease. She told us about the various countries throughout the world where her Missionaries of Charity could be found.
A very informal atmosphere quickly put us at ease and we scrapped our presentation plan and chatted one-to-one with parents instead.
So it was wonderful that right from the start of our stay the concierge made such a special effort to say hello to Cora and Oliver and make them feel welcome - and put us at ease.
"Before she went to theatre, he was very reassuring and took a massive weight off our shoulders and put us at ease."
So she and her colleagues began meeting in places that Anderson says "put us at ease." Places such as the Schilling Beer Company, a popular Littleton destination for locals and visitors alike.