Appease Definition

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To placate or attempt to placate (a threatening nation, for example) by granting concessions, often at the expense of principle.
American Heritage
To pacify or quiet, esp. by giving in to the demands of.
Webster's New World
To calm, soothe, or quiet (someone).
Appeased the baby with a pacifier.
American Heritage
To satisfy or relieve.
Water appeases thirst.
Webster's New World
To satisfy, relieve, or assuage.
Appease one's thirst.
American Heritage

Origin of Appease

  • Middle English appesen from Old French apesier a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) pais peace (from Latin pāx pag- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English apesen, from Old French apeser (“to pacify, bring to peace”), from a (“to”) + pais, modification of French paix (“peace”); see peace.

    From Wiktionary

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