put (someone) at ease

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of put (someone) at ease

: to make (someone) feel calm and relaxed
  • Her reassuring words put us at ease.

Word by Word Definitions

put play
  1. : to place in a specified position or relationship : lay

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

  2. : an option to sell a specified amount of a security (such as a stock) or commodity (such as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

ease play
  1. : the state of being comfortable: such as

  2. : freedom from pain or discomfort

  3. : freedom from care

  1. : to free from something that pains, disquiets, or burdens

  2. : to make less painful : alleviate

  3. : to lessen the pressure or tension of especially by slackening, lifting, or shifting


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