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Ease vs. Lessen

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Easenoun

Ability, the means to do something, particularly:

Lessenverb

(transitive) To make less; to diminish; to reduce.

Easenoun

(obsolete) Opportunity, chance.

Lessenverb

(intransitive) To become less.

Easenoun

Skill, dexterity, facility.

‘He played the ukelele with ease.’;

Lessenverb

To make less; to reduce; to make smaller, or fewer; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; as, to lessen a kingdom, or a population; to lessen speed, rank, fortune.

‘Charity . . . shall lessen his punishment.’; ‘St. Paul chose to magnify his office when ill men conspired to lessen it.’;

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Easenoun

Comfort, a state or quality lacking unpleasantness, particularly:

Lessenverb

To become less; to shrink; to contract; to decrease; to be diminished; as, the apparent magnitude of objects lessens as we recede from them; his care, or his wealth, lessened.

‘The objection lessens much, and comes to no more than this: there was one witness of no good reputation.’;

Easenoun

Freedom from pain, hardship, and annoyance, sometimes idleness, sloth.

‘She enjoyed the ease of living in a house where the servants did all the work.’;

Lessenverb

decrease in size, extent, or range;

‘The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester’; ‘The cabin pressure fell dramatically’; ‘her weight fall to under a hundred pounds’; ‘his voice fell to a whisper’;

Easenoun

Freedom from worry and concern; peace; sometimes indifference.

‘The pension set her mind at ease.’;

Lessenverb

make smaller;

‘He decreased his staff’;

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Easenoun

Freedom from difficulty.

‘He passed all the exams with ease.’;

Lessenverb

wear off or die down;

‘The pain subsided’;

Easenoun

Freedom from effort, leisure, rest.

‘We took our ease on the patio.’;

Easenoun

Freedom from financial effort or worry; affluence.

‘His inheritance catapulted him into a life of ease.’;

Easenoun

Freedom from embarrassment or awkwardness; grace.

‘She dealt with the faculty with combined authority and ease.’;

Easenoun

Relief, an end to discomfort, particularly:

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Easenoun

Followed by of or from: release from or reduction of pain, hardship, or annoyance.

‘Take one pill every 12 hours to provide ease from pain.’;

Easenoun

Release from intestinal discomfort: defecation.

Easenoun

Release from constraint, obligation, or a constrained position.

‘At ease, soldier!’;

Easenoun

(clothing) Additional space provided to allow greater movement.

‘Add some ease to the waist measurement.’;

Easenoun

(obsolete) A convenience; a luxury.

Easenoun

(obsolete) A relief; an easement.

Easeverb

(transitive) To free (something) from pain, worry, agitation, etc.

‘He eased his conscience by confessing.’;

Easeverb

(transitive) To alleviate, assuage or lessen (pain).

‘He loosened his shoe to ease the pain.’;

Easeverb

(transitive) To give respite to (someone).

‘The provision of extra staff eased their workload.’;

Easeverb

To loosen or slacken the tension on a line.

‘We eased the boom vang, then lowered the sail.’;

Easeverb

(transitive) To reduce the difficulty of (something).

‘We had to ease the entry requirements.’;

Easeverb

(transitive) To move (something) slowly and carefully.

‘He eased the cork from the bottle.’;

Easeverb

(intransitive) To lessen in severity.

‘The pain eased overnight.’;

Easeverb

(intransitive) To proceed with little effort.

‘The car eased onto the motorway.’;

Easenoun

Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation; entertainment.

‘They him besoughtOf harbor and or ease as for hire penny.’;

Easenoun

Freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as: (a) Relief from labor or effort; rest; quiet; relaxation; as, ease of body.

‘Usefulness comes by labor, wit by ease.’; ‘Give yourself ease from the fatigue of watching.’;

Easenoun

Freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security; as, ease of mind.

‘Among these nations shalt thou find no ease.’; ‘Take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.’;

Easenoun

Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty, embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness; - said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of behavior, of address.

‘True ease in writing comes from art, not chance.’; ‘Whate'er he did was done with so much ease,In him alone 't was natural to please.’;

Easeverb

To free from anything that pains, disquiets, or oppresses; to relieve from toil or care; to give rest, repose, or tranquillity to; - often with of; as, to ease of pain; to ease the body or mind.

‘Eased [from] the putting offThese troublesome disguises which we wear.’; ‘Sing, and I 'll ease thy shoulders of thy load.’;

Easeverb

To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to alleviate.

‘My couch shall ease my complaint.’;

Easeverb

To release from pressure or restraint; to move gently; to lift slightly; to shift a little; as, to ease a bar or nut in machinery.

Easeverb

To entertain; to furnish with accommodations.

Easenoun

freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort;

‘he rose through the ranks with apparent ease’; ‘they put it into containers for ease of transportation’;

Easenoun

a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state;

‘a life of luxury and ease’; ‘he had all the material comforts of this world’;

Easenoun

the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress);

‘he enjoyed his relief from responsibility’; ‘getting it off his conscience gave him some ease’;

Easenoun

freedom from constraint or embarrassment;

‘I am never at ease with strangers’;

Easenoun

freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);

‘took his repose by the swimming pool’;

Easeverb

move gently or carefully;

‘He eased himself into the chair’;

Easeverb

lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate;

‘ease the pain in your legs’;

Easeverb

make easier;

‘you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge’;

Easeverb

lessen the intensity of or calm;

‘The news eased my conscience’; ‘still the fears’;

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