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Japanese is sort of a hobby of mine, and I can get around Japan with ease.
Dick Cavett

Meaning of "ease" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EASE

From Old French aise ease, opportunity, from Latin adjacēns neighbouring (area).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EASE

ease  [iːz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EASE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ease is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb ease in English.

WHAT DOES EASE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ease

Ease may refer to: ▪ ease or a cure ▪ Ease ▪ Ease, presentation software for the GNOME desktop environment ▪ Ease, by Patrick Gale ▪ EASE, European Association of Science Editors ▪ EASE/ACCESS, an experiment which flew on the Space Shuttle in 1985 ▪ Methylone, a substitute for the drug ecstasy, marketed briefly in New Zealand under the brand name Ease At Ease may refer to: ▪ At Ease, a desktop environment for Macintosh computers ▪ “At ease” or “Stand at ease” is a military parade command.

Definition of ease in the English dictionary

The first definition of ease in the dictionary is freedom from discomfort, worry, or anxiety. Other definition of ease is lack of difficulty, labour, or awkwardness; facility. Ease is also rest, leisure, or relaxation.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO EASE

PRESENT

Present
I ease
you ease
he/she/it eases
we ease
you ease
they ease
Present continuous
I am easing
you are easing
he/she/it is easing
we are easing
you are easing
they are easing
Present perfect
I have eased
you have eased
he/she/it has eased
we have eased
you have eased
they have eased
Present perfect continuous
I have been easing
you have been easing
he/she/it has been easing
we have been easing
you have been easing
they have been easing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I eased
you eased
he/she/it eased
we eased
you eased
they eased
Past continuous
I was easing
you were easing
he/she/it was easing
we were easing
you were easing
they were easing
Past perfect
I had eased
you had eased
he/she/it had eased
we had eased
you had eased
they had eased
Past perfect continuous
I had been easing
you had been easing
he/she/it had been easing
we had been easing
you had been easing
they had been easing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will ease
you will ease
he/she/it will ease
we will ease
you will ease
they will ease
Future continuous
I will be easing
you will be easing
he/she/it will be easing
we will be easing
you will be easing
they will be easing
Future perfect
I will have eased
you will have eased
he/she/it will have eased
we will have eased
you will have eased
they will have eased
Future perfect continuous
I will have been easing
you will have been easing
he/she/it will have been easing
we will have been easing
you will have been easing
they will have been easing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would ease
you would ease
he/she/it would ease
we would ease
you would ease
they would ease
Conditional continuous
I would be easing
you would be easing
he/she/it would be easing
we would be easing
you would be easing
they would be easing
Conditional perfect
I would have ease
you would have ease
he/she/it would have ease
we would have ease
you would have ease
they would have ease
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been easing
you would have been easing
he/she/it would have been easing
we would have been easing
you would have been easing
they would have been easing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you ease
we let´s ease
you ease
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to ease
Past participle
eased
Present Participle
easing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EASE

ease oneself
ease the helm
easeful
easefully
easefulness
easel
easeled
easeless
easement
easer
easied
easier
easies
easiest
easily
easiness
easing
easle
eassel

WORDS THAT END LIKE EASE

base
case
case-by-case
chase
database
decrease
disease
in any case
in case
in no case
increase
lease
on the increase
phase
phrase
please
purchase
release
showcase
worst case

Synonyms and antonyms of ease in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EASE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ease» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ease

Translation of «ease» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EASE

Find out the translation of ease to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ease from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ease» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

减缓
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

calmarse
570 millions of speakers

English

ease
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आसानी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تخفيف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

облегчить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

diminuir
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আরাম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

diminuer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mudah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nachlassen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

和らげる/和らぐ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

완화되다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ease
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giảm bớt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எளிதாக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सहजपणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kolaylaştırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

attenuare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

łatwości
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

полегшити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ușura
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευκολία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verlig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lindra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lette
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ease

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EASE»

The term «ease» is very widely used and occupies the 521 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EASE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ease» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ease» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ease

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10 QUOTES WITH «EASE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ease.
1
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety.
2
Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair
One way to ease liquidity for banks is that the government can buy all highly rated securities held by the banks. Every single bank in the U.A.E. has some sovereign debts in their portfolios. I am not asking them to buy any junk bonds, rather the high quality U.A.E. government debt.
3
Georges Bataille
A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
4
Sean Bean
Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence - but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease.
5
William Blake
Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
6
Felix Bloch
In talking to you I feel very much more at ease than my colleagues who gave the speeches during the banquet.
7
Donald Cargill
I wish there were more true conversion, and then there would not be so much backsliding, and, for fear of suffering, living at ease, when there are so few to contend for Christ and His cause.
8
Dick Cavett
Japanese is sort of a hobby of mine, and I can get around Japan with ease.
9
Chuck Close
Ease is the enemy of the artist. When things get too easy, you're in trouble.
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Laurie Colwin
The best way to feel at ease in the kitchen is to learn at someone's knee.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EASE»

Discover the use of ease in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ease and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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No Longer at Ease
Showing a man lost in cultural limbo, and a Nigeria entering a new age of disillusionment, No Longer at Ease concludes Achebe's remarkable trilogy charting three generations of an African community under the impact of colonialism, the first ...
Chinua Achebe, 2013
2
At ease: Navy men of World War II
As these stunning photographs attest, ordinary American men in the extraordinary circumstances of World War II were affectionate, winsome, and playful--disarmingly innocent in a time of cataclysmic peril.
Evan Bachner, United States. Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, 2004
3
Facilitating with Ease! Core Skills for Facilitators, Team ...
New to this edition is information on why and when leaders should facilitate and how to manage neutrality; new material on diversity, globalization, new technologies, employee engagement; a wealth of new tools, techniques, and tips on when ...
Ingrid Bens, 2012
4
Writing with Ease: Strong Fundamentals
Outlines a four-year writing program for elementary-grade students that combines traditional and alternative methods, in a guide for parents and teachers that shares specific steps for helping children to write with skill and confidence.
S. Wise Bauer, 2008
5
Wandering at Ease in the Zhuangzi: A Postmodern Critique
A diverse collection of interpretive essays on the third-century B.C.E. Daoist classic, the Zhuangzi, which continues the long commentarial tradition on this work and underscores its relevance to our own time and place.
Roger T. Ames, 1998
6
Bleeding to Ease the Pain: Cutting, Self-injury, and the ...
Explains the epidemic of self-cutting, how it can be an act of suicide, but is most often a misguided attempt at self-preservation.
Lori G. Plante, 2007
7
Writing with Ease: The Complete Writer
A workbook to accompany the acclaimed series on teaching writing, from the author of The Well-Trained Mind.
Susan Wise Bauer, Peter Buffington, 2008
8
ECG Strip Ease
This workbook gives nurses and nursing students the opportunity to practice and perfect their rhythm interpretation skills on more than 600 realistic ECG strips.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006
9
Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues: ...
Illustrated with Ferris's photographs of the musicians and their communities and including a CD of original music and a DVD of original film, this book features more than 20 interviews relating frank, dramatic, and engaging narratives about ...
William R. Ferris, 2009
10
Journal with Ease!: The Mindful Approach to Weight Management
Journal with ease! Above all, enjoy the journey! An excellent companion to the author's book, NO GAIN! NO PAIN!
Franciene Marie Zimmer, Franciene Zimmer, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EASE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ease is used in the context of the following news items.
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U.S. Offers Arms to Ease Mideast's Anxiety Over Iran Deal
The U.S. is trying to ease the concerns in Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said July 6 that the Iran deal was getting “worse ... «Bloomberg, Jul 15»
2
Ease of doing Biz: Com Min starts online payment facility
The move is aimed at improving ease of doing business for exporters and importers. Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia said that the step will ... «Business Standard, Jul 15»
3
Better housing for older people can ease NHS pressures – but who …
Many older people choose to stay in their own home rather than move to outdated and unappealing supported housing. But this places strain ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Ease property cooling measures? Depends on several factors, says …
"I don't know why people linked it to the elections ... The state of the economy, the state of supply and demand, the state of prices and the ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»
5
Chiefs Marty McKenzie to help ease Crusaders first five problems
Chiefs Marty McKenzie to help ease Crusaders first five problems. 2 minutes ago. share. ONE Sport. Source: The Crusaders have solved their first five woes by ... «TVNZ, Jul 15»
6
Summer Budget: Growth drag from fiscal tightening to ease by 2016
George Osborne's decision to smooth the pace of austerity has pushed down the growth outlook for this year — but nudged it upwards slightly ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
7
Grand Central: Bank of England's Fiscal Worries Ease
The Wall Street Journal's Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Thursday, July 9, 2015: Sign up for the newsletter: http://on.wsj.com/ ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
8
Are cherries the new superfood? They help you sleep, ease
The fruit can ease muscle pain after exercise, combat gout and arthritis, reduce your risk of heart disease and even help you sleep. «Gloucestershire Echo, Jul 15»
9
Obama's move to ease loan paybacks for more students to cost …
President Obama's latest effort to ease repayment for student loans will benefit 2 million borrowers and cost the government $15.3 billion, ... «Washington Examiner, Jul 15»
10
New HUD rules aim to ease segregation in housing
Communities around the United States seeking federal housing grants will soon be required to grapple with segregation and inequality in ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ease [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ease>. Jul 2020 ».
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