Translation of ease in Spanish:

ease

facilidad, n.

Pronunciation /iz/ /iːz/

noun

  • 1

    (facility)
    facilidad feminine
    ease of operation/reference facilidad de manejo/consulta
    • for ease of access para facilitar el acceso
    • with ease fácilmente
    • the graceful ease with which he moved la gracia y soltura con que se movía
    • Presented with a gilt-edged chance, Gardyne attempted to lift his shot over Craig Wight, but the goalkeeper caught the effort with ease.
    • Women retained their rights to manage their own money and property after marriage and could obtain a divorce with the same ease - or difficulty - as a man.
    • How has the final sound mixing gone in terms of difficulty or ease?
    • To many industry professionals, though, the exam's difficulty or ease isn't really the point.
    • The pair handled the difficult combinations with ease, and the horse flowed across the ground.
    • The orchestra responds beautifully, handling even the composer's sometimes difficult rhythmic effects with ease.
    • Usually everything goes off so well that it looks as if putting together a show of this kind, could be done with effortless ease.
    • Both of these items are reasonably priced, reasonably sized, and designed in a way that can minimize discomfort but maximize ease of use.
    • The absence of long cords and the ease of getting the tool into tight or awkward places are what make cordless tools so valuable.
    • Safe areas also minimized ‘permeability,’ that is, the ease of entry to and exit from the neighborhood or housing area.
    • Let's get back to Europe now, the financing of these groups, the ease of travel since the European Union dropped travel restrictions.
    • Explosive growth has even come to Egyptology, thanks to the ease with which source materials can now be distributed by CD and online.
    • Everyone is welcome, though I can't vouch for the ease of finding parking if you're coming in from outside Stanford.
    • I was really impressed with the ease of use, ergonomics, and functionality built into the web meeting application.
    • Given the ease of desktop publishing, use a font that people can read and provide adequate space for writing responses.
    • We observed the ease of communication among focus group women, with one group even claiming that the data collection exercise was therapeutic in itself.
    • Among other things, the ease with which they traveled around the world is striking.
    • More and more, people are opting for the ease of watching the games at home.
    • A patchwork of conflicting laws will do nothing to improve the ease of use of e-mail communications.
    • It is just as easy to imagine the relative ease of compiling such information when the separate records are entered into online databases.
  • 2

    • 2.1(freedom from constraint)

      I never feel at ease with her con ella nunca siento que me puedo relajar / nunca me siento a mis anchas
      • I feel more at ease in casual clothes me siento más cómodo / más a gusto vestido de sport
      • he knows how to put interviewees at their ease sabe hacer relajar al entrevistado

    • 2.2Military

      (stand) at ease! ¡descansen!

  • 3

    (leisure)
    he was used to a life of ease estaba acostumbrado a la buena vida / a una vida desahogada
    • to take one's ease reposar

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (pain) calmar
      (pain) aliviar
      (tension) hacer disminuir
      (tension) aliviar
      (burden) aligerar
      to ease sb's mind tranquilizar a algn
      • he did it to ease his conscience lo hizo para descargarse la conciencia
      • they eased me of a couple of hundred dollars me aligeraron de unos doscientos dólares
      • The process will test his ability to make good on his promises to use rail to ease Westside traffic congestion.
      • He said network congestion would be eased in Windhoek with the opening of additional base stations.
      • The U.S. boom has softened a bit lately, easing some of the pressure on central bankers in both countries to hurry up and raise rates.
      • It might cost the state more in the short term, but it would have long-term benefits by easing one of the biggest bottlenecks in the €12 billion-a-year medical service.
      • The new buildings will form the first phase of plans to extend the school and will enable St Margaret's to offer two classes in the reception intake, easing the school's long waiting lists.
      • Railtrack plans to replace about 25 miles of track and more than 50 sets of points, removing or easing a further 100 more speed restrictions.
      • The stronger rupiah during the first quarter eases the company's foreign debt burden of nearly $1 billion.
      • The situation could be considerably eased by the provision of key staff as laid out in the Service Plan.
      • Pressure on Sligo's ever increasing housing list could be eased if more derelict houses were repaired, refurbished and re-allocated.
      • He vehemently denies that season-ticket sales are down, and hopes that their financial predicament can be eased by a run in Europe.
      • Train delays and cancellations may be eased by the development of a wireless-based network that helps railway companies use their rolling stock more efficiently.
      • The following tips can help ease financial difficulties.
      • On the other hand, some suggested the result may help ease tensions in strained cross-strait relations.
      • The car park will also hopefully ease traffic congestion and parking difficulties.
      • Lemongrass and Ginger are both excellent for muscular aches and pains, and together with Geranium, they help ease digestive difficulties.
      • We worked with the Defense Department to build more facilities to ease the overcrowding there.
      • In many cases early disclosure facilitates settlement and eases the burden of expensive litigation.
      • Yet for years, European leaders have been pushing for easing or eliminating those very sanctions.
      • Gambling restrictions have been eased recently, which makes it easier to open casinos.
      • Plans to ease parking problems which residents say have been making their lives a misery have been delayed.

    • 1.2

      (situation) paliar
      (situation) mejorar
      (transition) facilitar
      a bridge would ease the traffic flow un puente descongestionaría / haría más fluida la circulación del tráfico
      • to ease the way for sb allanarle el camino a algn
      • Behind the slick new steel and glass facades, what can you expect in the way of facilities to ease the MBA learning experience?
      • The same materials are expected to be used in the larger extension, which will have a conveyor link to the existing facility to ease the transfer of airfreight.
      • He urged Government to prioritise the provision of facilities that would ease the education and employment access of the blind.
      • During most of this period, we didn't enjoy the computer facilities now available to ease the job of an investor.
      • Motivations were nonetheless always framed by political and economic climates, and the availability of familial and governmental assistance in easing the journey.
      • Some were installed for mountaineers, to ease the approaches to climbs, and some to facilitate the passage of troops during the First World War.
      • Such simplified set-up could ease the dissemination of a simple, indirect challenge test for BHR in young children.
      • The rounding facility was probably included to ease transition to the regulations when they first came into force.
      • Cariss is hoping that Nelson's success will encourage a potential sponsor to step forward and ease his transition into the pro game.
      • I guess it's some kind of human body defense mechanism, keeping my eye closed to reduce the pain and ease the ‘healing process’.
      • Incorporating learning activities into an everyday routine can help ease the transition to kindergarten.

  • 2

    • 2.1

      (rules/restrictions) relajar

    • 2.2

      (belt/rope) aflojar
      • The ship ran aground for three minutes before it was eased off.

  • 3

    (move with care)
    they eased him into the wheelchair lo sentaron con cuidado en la silla de ruedas
    • he eased on his jacket se puso la chaqueta con cuidado
    • Murmuring soft words of comfort and nonsense, she eased herself carefully along the wall, bringing her hand along the side of the horse.
    • Carefully, she eased over across the floor to the door, then moving as fast as she could, she swung it open.
    • Balancing the car on the throttle and I eased myself around for a couple of laps to familiarise myself with the setup.
    • Opening the door she eased carefully into the passenger seat with her eyes never leaving him.
    • Dustin eased himself over the edge, searching for a foothold, which he soon found.
    • Carefully, she moved a hand forward and eased back the white sheets.
    • Slipping his feet over one end, he gingerly eased himself down.
    • After a moment or two, he eased himself up and looked over the edge.
    • Confused, I eased myself from the water and walked round the pool edge, flabby and dripping.
    • At about five hundred yards he eased back on the throttle, the bows slowly lowered.
    • On his first competitive outing in the 2002 Ferrari, he lacked that crucial edge to ease ahead of Montoya, finishing one-tenth off pole.
    • The woman eased herself into the chair opposite him.
    • She winced as she eased herself into the hot water.
    • Lorries advertising this and that Irish product or activity were slowly easing themselves into their places, causing disruption to the traffic.
    • ‘Sure do,’ he replied, easing himself up from his chair, his movements stiff.
    • The new Greek island ferry - retired from the Baltic only last year - eases her stern against the pier.
    • She began easing over to the payphone, trying to listen in on his conversation.
    • He slowly eases his waist forward to demonstrate.
    • He eased the stick forward and aimed for the river.
    • She leaned forward to ease her wrist out of his grip.
    • She staggered to the door and eased it open, blinking irritably.
    • His voice was anxious as he eased closer to her and tightened his hold on her hand.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (pain) aliviarse
    (pain) calmarse
    (tension) disminuir
    (tension) decrecer
    • ‘When I get tense, I see the funny side and begin to laugh and then the tension eases,’ he explains.
    • Then the sadness and shame began to ease, and I realised that they were not productive feelings.
    • Tensions eased with each passing moment and the three friends began joking with each other.
    • There was no sign this weekend that tensions were easing.
    • He acknowledged, however, that further support may be necessary if the economy fails to pick up when geopolitical tensions had eased.
    • This so surprised him that his trembling eased and his breath began to return.
    • A period of austerity, which began to ease in the 1950s, followed World War II.
    • The wind began to ease as the evening set in and I cast out the catfish rigs with a little, though not too much, hope.
    • As he awoke, the wind began to ease and a chink of sun showed.
    • So there was some friction there, but as time passed, they then started reporting that these frictions had begun to ease and the people united.
    • Everyone at the table laughed, the tension easing.
    • The £47.9 million route opened for traffic last week and within hours congestion in the town centre was beginning to ease.
    • The rain began in the early hours and seemed to be easing as late evening approached but the real deluge came as darkness came on.
    • We can't avoid the pain of change and loss, but it eases the more willingly we're able to embrace change.
    • The housing crunch may be easing little by little, but that is no excuse for busting people who want to keep the issue of affordable shelter alive.
    • The pain was still easing, or he was getting used to it - he wasn't sure.
    • It will need care, and you'll have to accept certain limitations, but otherwise do your best to live around the pain until it eases.
    • The pain eased, settling into a nagging ache, low down.
    • The hurt will ease, the pain will be less and there will be happier days ahead.
    • Water levels began to fall by yesterday morning, however, as the heavy downpour gradually eased.
  • 2

    (interest rate/prices) disminuir
    (interest rate/prices) bajar
    • House price inflation needs to ease to a rate of 6 per cent if a disorderly correction is to be avoided.
    • The report came amid improving macroeconomic indicators as inflation has eased, interest rates are down and the rupiah has strengthened.
    • They feel that though interest rates should ease, banks may not be in a position to slash their lending rates.
    • But now that meat prices are easing, growth figures to be much tougher.
    • Plus, gas prices should ease as seasonal demand slows.
    • But as new coal mines are developed, prices will ease somewhat.
    • The company said that as interest rates start to rise prices will ease.
    • However, the rate of inflation eased to a five-month low and was well below the average for 2005 so far.
    • Relying on the appreciating euro exchange rate to ease upward pressure on prices is no excuse for real initiatives.
    • The survey highlighted the midlands as a potential growth area for retailers, but it did expect this growth rate to ease over the next six months.
    • Australia is slowing and world commodity prices should ease as world growth slows.
    • In later trading the rate eased to $1.2017 as markets took a harder look at the realities facing the US.
    • Oil prices are easing in the face of rising inventories.
    • Crude oil and refined product prices have eased sufficiently for us to be able to pass it on at the pump.
    • However, after hitting new record highs, prices eased yesterday, raising hopes that they might start to ease back to more moderate levels.
    • After huge spikes in late summer, gas prices have eased just a bit.
    • While oil prices have eased in the past two weeks in dollar terms the cost of oil in euros has gone above the €40 mark for the first time.
    • This goes with other signs that house price inflation is easing and that the housing market has passed the peak of the boom.
    • Inflation is easing faster than expected, while economic performances abroad and at home are uncertain.
    • ‘Inflation will ease over the year, but we are not expecting widespread house price falls,’ he said.
  • 3

    (restriction) relajarse