set (one) at (one's) ease

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set (one) at (one's) ease

To calm, comfort, or reassure one; to make one comfortable or relaxed. I'd like to set you all at 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 set his guests at their ease during social visits.
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"We were all a bit nervous about delivering the parody, but were soon set at ease when one local priest, who was in the audience, laughed his head off."
But just minutes into the first act, my mind was set at ease and I settled back to watch what was easily the best play I've seen all this year.
The steps must be taken immediately to stop this appalling practice and set at ease the minds of people already stricken by the grief of losing a loved one.