The definition of appeasement is the act of giving something to an aggressive power to keep the peace.
An example of appeasement is the act of giving a dog some food from your plate in order to stop her begging.
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noun an appeasing or being appeased the policy of giving in to the demands of a hostile or aggressive power in an attempt to keep the peace Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
noun a. An act of appeasing. b. The condition of being appeased. The policy of granting concessions to potential enemies to maintain peace. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. appeasement - Cultural Definition
A political policy of conceding to aggression by a warlike nation.
A classic example of appeasement is the Munich Pact of 1938, negotiated between Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler. Chamberlain, the prime minister of Britain, allowed Hitler to annex part of Czechoslovakia to Germany. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.