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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).]

ap·peas′a·ble adj.
ap·peas′a·bly adv.
ap·peas′er n.
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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"
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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.
At the same time he has been consistently appeasing Nepali Ambassador to the United States Arjun Karki assuming him to be close to the PM.
The president said that in the last century, many European governments were appeasing a fascist government that resulted in the World War and the Holocaust.
In former, even Jews and Christians appear to be standing along with Muslim minority group, appeasing them by hugging and visiting them, and even queuing behind prayers in Mosque for their security while Muslims were worshipping post attack.
Reacting to US president Trump statement she said in her tweet' Trump's tirade against Pak and his claim that that Pak does not do "a damn thing" for the US shd be a lesson for those Pak ldrs who kept appeasing the US esp after 9/11!
LAHORE -- The Awami National Party (AWP) has criticised what it says the government policy of appeasing the violent groups which reacted to the Supreme Court decision in the Aasia Bibi case.
He stated that the Congress, for the purpose of appeasing Muslims, have time and again compared Hindus and the Sangh with various Muslim extremist and terror organizations.
They are saying that the Philippines has other foreign policy choices other than appeasing an expansion power or getting on its bandwagon.
Thurman echoed a similar view, claiming, "We must be careful about appeasing North Korea."
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.