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 when they called over for social visits.
See also: ease, set
References in classic literature ?
I desired to set him at his ease as he had set me at mine.
Laurie's bashfulness soon wore off, for Jo's gentlemanly demeanor amused and set him at his ease, and Jo was her merry self again, because her dress was forgotten and nobody lifted their eyebrows at her.