appeasing


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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:
Adj.1.appeasing - intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions; "the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich"; "placating (or placative) gestures"; "an astonishingly placatory speech"
conciliative, conciliatory - intended to placate; "spoke in a conciliating tone"; "a conciliatory visit"
References in classic literature ?
For raising and appeasing anger in another; it is done chiefly by choosing of times, when men are frowardest and worst disposed, to incense them.
Sharifs and their cronies are busy in appeasing US and India as the money looted by them, their interests and properties are located in western countries.
Today the US, Britain and Europe are still appeasing radical Islamists and their anti-Semitism.
Rather, it seems drafted for the purpose of appeasing climate change sceptics.
But experts say it's likely to cost much more as VW tries to comply with US clean air regulations while appeasing diesel owners who paid extra for the cars, thinking they could help the environment without sacrificing performance.
They both appear in favour of appeasing non-democracies in exchange for material gains?
The decision to keep those Games remains a stain on the Olympic Committee and is proof that appeasing murderous regimes does not end well.
The puppy initially wanted to play with Otto, though she apparently thought it prudent to take an appeasing posture on her back.
The photos could be released to more skepticism from conspiracy theorists, thus not appeasing anyone, and creating more misinformation about the publicly disclosed facts.
The author, who created Noddy, the Famous Five and the Secret Seven, was at a dinner party in the 1930s where she discussed appeasing Hitler.