On the other hand, they just settled a lawsuit by easing the restrictions on home health care provision.
Or Moscow could stop cooperating on international sanctions on Iran, easing pressure on Tehran and helping Russian businesses.
Instead of easing insecurity about one of the basic issues in their lives, the ACA had the opposite effect.
The impasse between Israel and the Palestinians shows little sign of easing.
Incredibly, there is much more money flagged for that goal than for easing the critical shortage of primary-care physicians.
Otherwise why do they lay it in his sons dish, and call unto him for easing of the burden?
For the easing of his soul, he asked me to pay the money to you as I passed.'
Columbine was moving faster and the heavy warp worked like a spring, easing the shock.
"It really doesn't matter," she replied in hope of easing his mind.
Chloral Hydrate, which with an alkali is converted into chloroform, has of late been much used as a narcotic and for easing pain.
early 13c., from Old French aise "comfort, pleasure, well-being; opportunity," of unknown origin, despite attempts to link it to various Latin verbs.
The earliest senses in French appear to be 1. "elbow-room" (from an 11th century Hebrew-French glossary) and 2. "opportunity." This led Sophus Bugge to suggest an origin in Vulgar Latin asa, a shortened form of Latin ansa "handle," which could be used in the figurative sense of "opportunity, occasion," as well as being a possible synonym for "elbow," because Latin ansatus "furnished with handles" also was used to mean "having the arms akimbo." OED editors report this theory, and write, "This is not very satisfactory, but it does not appear that any equally plausible alternative has yet been proposed."
c.1300, "to help, assist," see ease (n.). Meaning "to give ease" is from mid-14c.; the sense of "to relax one's efforts" is from 1863. Farmer reports ease in a slang sense of "to content a woman" sexually, with an 1861 date. Related: Eased; easing.