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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She was Ronald Marsh's grandmother and he writes: "My grandmother had a unique skill of listening to people's problems and putting them at ease. She would give good, honest advice and never predict something silly and that's why she had so many clients.'' Mr Marsh claims that in 1954 the film The Night My Number Came Up was showing at the Capitol Cinema and Madame Torleda was asked to set up a studio in the foyer to add atmosphere as the film was about people with extra-sensory perception.
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