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 for ease
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ease \Ease\ ([=e]z), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Eased ([=e]zd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Easing.] [OE. esen, eisen, OF. aisier. See
     Ease, n.]
     1. 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.
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              Eased [from] the putting off
              These troublesome disguises which we wear. --Milton.
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              Sing, and I 'll ease thy shoulders of thy load.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To render less painful or oppressive; to mitigate; to
        alleviate.
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              My couch shall ease my complaint.     --Job vii. 13.
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     3. 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.
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     4. To entertain; to furnish with accommodations. [Obs.]
        --Chaucer.
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     To ease off, To ease away (Naut.), to slacken a rope
        gradually.
  
     To ease a ship (Naut.), to put the helm hard, or regulate
        the sail, to prevent pitching when closehauled.
  
     To ease the helm (Naut.), to put the helm more nearly
        amidships, to lessen the effect on the ship, or the strain
        on the wheel rope. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
  
     Syn: To relieve; disburden; quiet; calm; tranquilize;
          assuage; alleviate; allay; mitigate; appease; pacify.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ease \Ease\ ([=e]z), n. [OE. ese, eise, F. aise; akin to Pr.
     ais, aise, OIt. asio, It. agio; of uncertain origin; cf. L.
     ansa handle, occasion, opportunity. Cf. Agio, Disease.]
     1. Satisfaction; pleasure; hence, accommodation;
        entertainment. [Obs.]
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              They him besought
              Of harbor and or ease as for hire penny. --Chaucer.
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     2. Freedom from anything that pains or troubles; as:
        (a) Relief from labor or effort; rest; quiet; relaxation;
            as, ease of body.
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                  Usefulness comes by labor, wit by ease.
                                                    --Herbert.
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                  Give yourself ease from the fatigue of watching.
                                                    --Swift.
        (b) Freedom from care, solicitude, or anything that annoys
            or disquiets; tranquillity; peace; comfort; security;
            as, ease of mind.
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                  Among these nations shalt thou find no ease.
                                                    --Deut.
                                                    xxviii. 65.
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                  Take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
                                                    --Luke xii.
                                                    19.
        (c) Freedom from constraint, formality, difficulty,
            embarrassment, etc.; facility; liberty; naturalness;
            -- said of manner, style, etc.; as, ease of style, of
            behavior, of address.
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                  True ease in writing comes from art, not chance.
                                                    --Pope.
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                  Whate'er he did was done with so much ease,
                  In him alone 't was natural to please. --Dryden.
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     At ease, free from pain, trouble, or anxiety. "His soul
        shall dwell at ease." --Ps. xxv. 12.
  
     Chapel of ease. See under Chapel.
  
     Ill at ease, not at ease, disquieted; suffering; anxious.
        
  
     To stand at ease (Mil.), to stand in a comfortable attitude
        in one's place in the ranks.
  
     With ease, easily; without much effort.
  
     Syn: Rest; quiet; repose; comfortableness; tranquillity;
          facility; easiness; readiness.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ease
      n 1: freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort; "he rose
           through the ranks with apparent ease"; "they put it into
           containers for ease of transportation"; "the very easiness
           of the deed held her back" [syn: ease, easiness,
           simplicity, simpleness] [ant: difficultness,
           difficulty]
      2: 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" [syn: ease, comfort]
      3: 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" [syn: relief, ease]
      4: freedom from constraint or embarrassment; "I am never at ease
         with strangers" [syn: ease, informality]
      5: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility);
         "took his repose by the swimming pool" [syn: rest, ease,
         repose, relaxation]
      v 1: move gently or carefully; "He eased himself into the chair"
      2: lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your
         legs" [syn: comfort, ease]
      3: make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing
         your knowledge" [syn: facilitate, ease, alleviate]
      4: lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my
         conscience"; "still the fears" [syn: still, allay,
         relieve, ease]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  485 Moby Thesaurus words for "ease":
     Atticism, Bohemianism, Easy Street, abandon, abate, abatement,
     abet, abundance, acceptance, adeptness, adroitness, advance,
     affability, affluence, aid, alienation, allay, allayment,
     alleviate, alleviation, allow for, ameliorate, amusement,
     analgesia, anesthesia, anesthetize, anesthetizing, animal pleasure,
     aplomb, appease, appeasement, appropriateness, artfulness,
     artlessness, assist, assistance, assuage, assuagement, assure,
     attenuate, avail, bail out, bate, be light, bear a hand, bear up,
     bed of roses, befriend, benefit, benumb, better, bodily pleasure,
     calm, calm down, calming, calmness, carnal delight, casualness,
     chasteness, chastity, cheer, clarity, classicalism, classicism,
     clear, clear coast, clear road, clear the way, clearness,
     cleverness, clover, color, comeliness, comfort, common touch,
     compose, composure, condole with, content, contentedness,
     contentment, convenience, cool, cordiality, correctness, coziness,
     cradle, creature comforts, cushion, deaden, deaden the pain,
     deadening, decrease, deftness, diffuse, dignity, dilute, diminish,
     diminishment, diminution, directness, disburden, discrimination,
     disencumber, disengage, disjoin, dispatch, disperse, distinction,
     do good, doctor, dulcify, dull, dulling, ease matters, ease off,
     ease up, easement, easiness, easing, easy circumstances,
     easy going, easygoingness, efficiency, effortlessness, elegance,
     elegancy, encourage, endpleasure, enjoyment, entertainment,
     entire satisfaction, euphoria, even out, expedite, expertise,
     expertness, explain, extenuate, facileness, facilitate, facility,
     familiarity, favor, felicitousness, felicity, finish, fittingness,
     fleshpots, flow, flowing periods, fluency, fluff, folksiness,
     foment, forepleasure, forward, free, free time, freedom, fruition,
     fulfillment, fun, further, gentle, give a boost, give a hand,
     give a lift, give comfort, give help, give relief, gloss over,
     good offices, good taste, goof-off time, grace, gracefulness,
     gracility, gracious life, gracious living, graciousness,
     gratification, grease, grease the ways, grease the wheels,
     great satisfaction, guide, gusto, happiness, hasten,
     have little weight, hearten, hearty enjoyment, help, help along,
     highroad, homeliness, homeyness, hush, idle hours, idleness,
     ignore, improve, inactivity, inch, inertia, inertness, informality,
     informalness, ingenuousness, insouciance, intellectual pleasure,
     intelligibility, irregularity, joie de vivre, keen pleasure,
     kick the beam, kicks, knack, knead, lack of hindrance,
     lap of luxury, lax, laxate, lay, leisure, lend a hand,
     lend one aid, lessen, lessening, let down, let go, let up,
     let up on, liberate, life of ease, lighten, limber, limber up,
     limpidity, loaves and fishes, loose, loosen, looseness, lubricate,
     lucidity, lull, lulling, luxury, make allowance for, make clear,
     make light, make lighter, make way for, manipulate, mash, massage,
     mellow, milden, mince, ministration, ministry, mitigate,
     mitigation, moderation, mollification, mollify, naturalness,
     neatness, nonchalance, numb, numbing, odd moments, off-load,
     offhandedness, office, offices, oil, open the way, open up,
     opulence, pacify, pad, palliate, palliation, passivity,
     pave the way, peace, peace and quiet, peace of mind, peacefulness,
     pellucidity, perspicuity, physical pleasure, plain sailing,
     plainness, plane sailing, pleasure, plenty, plump, poetry, poise,
     polish, poultice, pour balm into, pour oil on, prepare the way,
     proffer aid, promote, propriety, prosperity, prosperousness,
     protect, protection, pulp, purity, put at ease, quell, quicken,
     quiet, quiet pleasure, quieten, rally, reassure, reclaim,
     reconcilement, reconciliation, redeem, reduce, reduce weight,
     reduction, refinement, relax, relaxation, relaxedness, release,
     relief, relieve, relish, remedy, remit, remove friction,
     render assistance, repose, rescue, resignation, rest, restfulness,
     restore, restraint, resuscitate, retirement, revive, rock,
     rock to sleep, royal road, run interference for, salve, salving,
     satisfaction, save, scatter, security, seemliness,
     self-gratification, self-indulgence, semiretirement,
     sensual pleasure, sensuous pleasure, serenity, service,
     set at ease, set up, sexual pleasure, shake up, simplicity,
     simplify, skillfulness, slack, slack off, slack up, slacken, slake,
     sleep, slip, slow down, slur over, smash, smooth, smooth down,
     smooth over, smooth road, smooth sailing, smooth the way, smoothen,
     smoothness, soap the ways, sociability, soft-pedal, soften,
     soften up, softening, solace, solid comfort, soothe, soothing,
     spare time, speed, spontaneity, squash, stabilize, steady, steer,
     still, straight sailing, straightforwardness, stupe, subdue,
     subduement, success, succor, supple, support, sweetness of life,
     sympathize with, take in tow, taste, tastefulness, tenderize,
     terseness, the affluent life, the good life, therapy, thriving,
     thriving condition, time, time to kill, time to spare, titillation,
     tone down, tranquilize, tranquillity, tune down, unaffectedness,
     unballast, unbar, unbend, unblock, unbrace, unburden,
     unbuttoned ease, unceremoniousness, unclog, uncomplexity,
     uncomplicatedness, unconcern, unconstrainedness, unconstraint,
     unconventionality, unglue, unjam, unlade, unlax, unleash, unload,
     unpretentiousness, unrestraint, unstick, unstrain, unstring,
     untighten, unwind, upward mobility, varnish, velvet,
     voluptuousness, water down, weaken, weal, wealth, weigh lightly,
     welfare, well-being, whitewash, zest
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  EASE
         Easy Access System Europe (Novell, FTP)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Ease
  
     General purpose parallel programming language, combining the
     process constructs of CSP and the distributed data structures
     of Linda.  "Programming with Ease: Semiotic Definition of the
     Language", S.E. Zenith,  Yale U
     TR-809, Jul 1990.
  

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