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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Although busy with a catering job, the staff came over and put us at our ease, offering a choice of authentic Sri Lankan or local libations (we tried the sweet-sour antioxidant-rich ambarella juice).
My biggest concern waswould we have to wear one of those daft curly wigs but Ronan soon put us at our ease - and thankfully not a ringlet was insight.
Afterwards, the Beatles said the Queen was 'great' adding, 'She put us at our ease.'
"Leanda was really nice and put us at our ease because we were a bit nervous," she says.
Once inside the relaxed and friendly atmosphere helped put us at our ease. There were only a handful of people seated at 4.30pm and it seemed as if we had stumbled unobtrusively into someone's home, such was the feeling of familiarity between diners and staff.
I decided to settle on just hitting the ball but our coach, Paul Carpenter, put us at our ease and led us out to the driving range.
He was very friendly and really put us at our ease. We had neighbours popping in and out, and he answered all their questions and posed for photographs.
"It was the first time any of us had been in the studio for that length of time and he put us at our ease."