appease


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ap·pease

 (ə-pēz′)
tr.v. ap·peased, ap·peas·ing, ap·peas·es
1.
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.
2. To satisfy, relieve, or assuage: appease one's thirst.

[Middle English appesen, from Old French apesier : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + pais, peace (from Latin pāx; see pag- in Indo-European roots).]

ap·peas′a·ble adj.
ap·peas′a·bly adv.
ap·peas′er n.

appease

(əˈpiːz)
vb (tr)
1. to calm, pacify, or soothe, esp by acceding to the demands of
2. to satisfy or quell (an appetite or thirst, etc)
[C16: from Old French apaisier, from pais peace, from Latin pax]
apˈpeasable adj
apˈpeaser n

ap•pease

(əˈpiz)

v.t. -peased, -peas•ing.
1. to bring to a state of calm; pacify: to appease an angry king.
2. to satisfy; relieve: The fruit appeased his hunger.
3. to yield to the demands of in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of one's principles.
[1300–50; Middle English apesen < Anglo-French apeser, Old French apais(i)er= A-5 + pais peace]
ap•peas′a•ble, adj.
ap•pease′ment, n.
ap•peas′er, n.
ap•peas′ing•ly, adv.
syn: appease, conciliate, propitiate imply trying to overcome hostility or win favor. To appease is to make anxious overtures and often undue concessions to satisfy someone's demands: Chamberlain tried to appease Hitler at Munich. To conciliate is to win over an enemy or opponent by friendly gestures and a willingness to cooperate: to conciliate an opposing faction. To propitiate is to soften the anger of a powerful superior who has been offended: Offerings were made to propitiate the gods.

appease


Past participle: appeased
Gerund: appeasing

Imperative
appease
appease
Present
I appease
you appease
he/she/it appeases
we appease
you appease
they appease
Preterite
I appeased
you appeased
he/she/it appeased
we appeased
you appeased
they appeased
Present Continuous
I am appeasing
you are appeasing
he/she/it is appeasing
we are appeasing
you are appeasing
they are appeasing
Present Perfect
I have appeased
you have appeased
he/she/it has appeased
we have appeased
you have appeased
they have appeased
Past Continuous
I was appeasing
you were appeasing
he/she/it was appeasing
we were appeasing
you were appeasing
they were appeasing
Past Perfect
I had appeased
you had appeased
he/she/it had appeased
we had appeased
you had appeased
they had appeased
Future
I will appease
you will appease
he/she/it will appease
we will appease
you will appease
they will appease
Future Perfect
I will have appeased
you will have appeased
he/she/it will have appeased
we will have appeased
you will have appeased
they will have appeased
Future Continuous
I will be appeasing
you will be appeasing
he/she/it will be appeasing
we will be appeasing
you will be appeasing
they will be appeasing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been appeasing
you have been appeasing
he/she/it has been appeasing
we have been appeasing
you have been appeasing
they have been appeasing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been appeasing
you will have been appeasing
he/she/it will have been appeasing
we will have been appeasing
you will have been appeasing
they will have been appeasing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been appeasing
you had been appeasing
he/she/it had been appeasing
we had been appeasing
you had been appeasing
they had been appeasing
Conditional
I would appease
you would appease
he/she/it would appease
we would appease
you would appease
they would appease
Past Conditional
I would have appeased
you would have appeased
he/she/it would have appeased
we would have appeased
you would have appeased
they would have appeased
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.appease - cause to be more favorably inclinedappease - cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
calm, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm down, quiet, quieten, lull - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
2.appease - overcome or allayappease - overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"
fulfil, fulfill, satisfy, meet, fill - fill or meet a want or need
3.appease - make peace withappease - make peace with      
conciliate, patch up, reconcile, settle, make up - come to terms; "After some discussion we finally made up"

appease

verb
1. pacify, satisfy, calm, soothe, quiet, placate, mollify, conciliate The offer has not appeased separatists.
pacify upset, anger, disturb, provoke, annoy, irritate, arouse, infuriate, hassle (informal), aggravate (informal), incense, enrage, madden, inflame, rile, antagonize, get on your nerves (informal), nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), give someone grief (Brit. & S. African), be on your back (slang), piss you off (taboo slang), get in your hair (informal)
2. ease, satisfy, calm, relieve, diminish, compose, quiet, blunt, soothe, subdue, lessen, alleviate, lull, quell, allay, mitigate, assuage, quench, tranquillize Cash is on hand to appease mounting frustration.

appease

verb
1. To ease the anger or agitation of:
2. To grant or have what is demanded by (a need or desire):
Translations
يُهَدِّئ ، يُسَكِّـن
uklidnituspokojit
beroligedæmpeforsonetilfredsstille
sefa
numaldymas
apmierinātnomierināt
sakinleştirmekyatıştırmak

appease

[əˈpiːz] VT
1. (= pacify) [+ person] → apaciguar, calmar; [+ anger] → aplacar
2. (= satisfy) [+ person] → satisfacer; [+ hunger] → saciar; [+ curiosity] → satisfacer, saciar
3. (Pol) → apaciguar, contemporizar con

appease

[əˈpiːz] vt [+ person] → apaiser, calmer

appease

vt (= calm) person, angerbeschwichtigen, besänftigen; (Pol) → (durch Zugeständnisse) beschwichtigen; (= satisfy) hunger, thirststillen; curiositystillen, befriedigen

appease

[əˈpiːz] vt (pacify) → placare; (satisfy, curiosity) → appagare; (hunger) → calmare, soddisfare

appease

(əˈpiːz) verb
to calm or satisfy (a person, desire etc) usually by giving what was asked for or is needed. She appeased his curiosity by explaining the situation to him.
apˈpeasement noun
References in classic literature ?
If we ran after her and tried to appease her, it did no good.
Emma saw his anxiety, and wishing to appease it, at least for the present, said, and with a sincerity which no one could question
Vanstone's character which Miss Garth, after many years of intimate experience, had never detected, she accepted the explanation as a matter of course; receiving it all the more readily inasmuch as it might, without impropriety, be communicated in substance to appease the irritated curiosity of the two young ladies.
With him he brought a great number of cattle, to be a gift for Dingaan, and a multitude of captives, young women and children, for he would appease the heart of Dingaan, because he did not bring her whom he sought--the Lily, flower of flowers.
Some I have chosen of peculiar grace Elect above the rest; so is my will: The rest shall hear me call, and oft be warnd Thir sinful state, and to appease betimes Th' incensed Deitie, while offerd grace Invites; for I will cleer thir senses dark, What may suffice, and soft'n stonie hearts To pray, repent, and bring obedience due.
It has been the prudent policy of Congress to appease this controversy, by prevailing upon the States to make cessions to the United States for the benefit of the whole.
Monseigneur, being of a very mild disposition, and being, likewise, of which Monseigneur perhaps is not aware, about to enter into orders, I endeavored to appease my comrades, when one of these wretches gave me a wound with a sword, treacherously, across my left arm.
When they explained why they had called the people together, it seemed that Menelaus was for sailing homeward at once, and this displeased Agamemnon, who thought that we should wait till we had offered hecatombs to appease the anger of Minerva.
Nothing could console and nothing could appease her.
They were now bound homewards, to appease the manes of their comrade by these proofs that his death had been revenged, and intended to have scalp-dances and other triumphant rejoicings.
It may well, rather, on a culminating day of its history, cast about for the memory of some reverses to appease the jealous fates which attend the prosperity and triumphs of a nation.
And they do say," the Chancellor went on sheepishly--looking much more like a convicted thief than an Officer of State, "that a change of Government, by the abolition of the Sub-Warden I mean," he hastily added, on seeing the Warden's look of astonishment, "the abolition of the office of Sub-Warden, and giving the present holder the right to act as Vice-Warden whenever the Warden is absent --would appease all this seedling discontent I mean," he added, glancing at a paper he held in his hand, "all this seething discontent