ease ease  /ˈiz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
  2. (n) a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
  3. (n) the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
  4. (n) freedom from constraint or embarrassment
  5. (n) freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
  6. (v) move gently or carefully
  7. (v) lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate
  8. (v) make easier
  9. (v) lessen the intensity of or calm

Usage(s):

  1. The number of newly laid-off workers seeking jobless benefits falls for the third straight week, suggesting layoffs are continuing to ease.
  2. The Saudis have finally promised to increase oil output.
  3. It was not a lesson Lawrence Summers mastered with great ease.

News

  1. Midwest Spot Gasoline Downward Spiral Continues as Supply Concerns Ease on Inventory Gains

    Midwest Spot Gasoline Downward Spiral Continues as Supply Concerns Ease on Inventory Gains
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. S.Africa's Eskom: deal cut to ease Medupi, Kusile tensions

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African state-run power utility Eskom said on Wednesday labour tensions at its new power station projects should ease after unions and contractors signed a "partnership agreement." Power margins in Africa's top economy are razor thin and getting the Medupi and Kusile plants running is crucial to easing pressure on the grid. But construction of both has been delayed ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Tech companies urge U.S. to ease secrecy rules on national security probes

    Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others want U.S. officials to ease secrecy rules on data collection.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Post

Quotes

  1. Obama said after assuming office he would "confront this economic crisis head-on by taking all necessary steps to ease the credit crisis, help hard-working families and restore growth and prosperity."
    on Nov 7, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

  2. "Although we in the United States are taking many extraordinary measures to ease the crisis, we are not pursuing policies that would limit the flow of goods, services or capital, as such measures would only intensify the risks of a prolonged...
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: FOXNews

  3. "Slim dumps a small pile of powder on the coffee table. He cuts it, snorts it. He cuts it again. I snort some. I ease back on the couch and consider the Rubicon I've just crossed" Agassi writes. "There is a moment of regret, followed by vast...
    on Oct 27, 2009 By: Andre Agassi Source: The Inquisitr

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