An example is that a mother might give her child a lollipop to appease him after listening to him beg for hours.
transitive verb-·peased′, -·peas′ing
- to pacify or quiet, esp. by giving in to the demands of
- to satisfy or relieve: water appeases thirst
Origin of appeaseMiddle English apaisen from Old French apaisier from a-, to + pais from Classical Latin pax, peace
transitive verbap·peased, ap·peas·ing, ap·peas·es
- a. To placate or attempt to placate (a threatening nation, for example) by granting concessions, often at the expense of principle.b. To calm, soothe, or quiet (someone): appeased the baby with a pacifier. See Synonyms at pacify.
- To satisfy, relieve, or assuage: appease one's thirst.
Origin of appeaseMiddle English appesen from Old French apesier a- to ( from Latin ad- ; see ad- . ) pais peace ( from Latin pāx ; see pag- in Indo-European roots.)
(third-person singular simple present appeases, present participle appeasing, simple past and past participle appeased)