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Related to appeasing: acceding
tr.v. ap·peased, ap·peas·ing, ap·peas·es
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).]
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|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"|