Meaning of “ease” - Learner’s Dictionary

ease

verb uk us /iːz/

[ I, T ] to become less severe, or to make something become less severe:

The new road should ease traffic problems in the village.
The pain eased after a few minutes.
ease sb/sth back/out/up, etc

to move someone or something gradually and gently to another position:

[ often reflexive ] Tom eased himself back in his chair.

(Definition of “ease verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)