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Definition of "appease" []

  • To bring peace, quiet, or calm to; soothe. (verb-transitive)
  • To satisfy or relieve: appease one's thirst. (verb-transitive)
  • To pacify or attempt to pacify (an enemy) by granting concessions, often at the expense of principle. See Synonyms at pacify. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "appease" in a sentence
  • "And why did the conservative Chamberlain appease Hitler so much?"
  • "I believing in appease the Corporate Power and the bourgeoisie."
  • "I don't want to raise the word appease, but is there a tendency in Europe to appease the radical Islamists -- Chris."