appeaser


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.appeaser - someone who tries to bring peace by acceding to demandsappeaser - someone who tries to bring peace by acceding to demands; "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile--hoping it will eat him last"--Winston Churchill
conciliator, make-peace, pacifier, peacemaker, reconciler - someone who tries to bring peace
Translations

appeaser

[əˈpiːzər] n (POLITICS)conciliateur/trice m/f
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