What does appease mean?

Definitions for appease
əˈpizap·pease

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntleverb

    cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

  2. quell, stay, appeaseverb

    overcome or allay

    "quell my hunger"

  3. propitiate, appeaseverb

    make peace with

Wiktionary

  1. appeaseverb

    To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to dispel (anger or hatred).

    to appease the tumult of the ocean

    Etymology: From apesen, from apeser, from a + pais, modification of French paix; see peace.

  2. appeaseverb

    To come to terms with; to adapt to the demands of.

    They appeased the angry gods with burnt offerings.

    Etymology: From apesen, from apeser, from a + pais, modification of French paix; see peace.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Appeaseverb

    to make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to still; to pacify; to dispel (anger or hatred); as, to appease the tumult of the ocean, or of the passions; to appease hunger or thirst

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Appease

    ap-pēz′, v.t. to pacify: propitiate one who is angry: to quiet: to allay: to pacify by granting demands.—adj. Appeas′able.—n. Appease′ment, the action of appeasing: the state of being appeased.—adv. Appeas′ingly. [O. Fr. apese-r, to bring to peace—L. pac-em, peace.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of appease in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of appease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of appease in a Sentence

  1. Charles Krauthammer:

    I think it’s true that there are tactical reasons for Ryan doing this to protect his members, the more cynical comments have been about [Ryan] looking for his own run for 2020, in the future; he is trying to appease his donors. I think that is rubbish.

  2. Rory McIlroy:

    I don’t think it’s going to be perfect, but again, I think it was a prudent move on the tour’s part to try to appease some people that were getting their heads turned by other things.

  3. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal:

    If Secretary Clinton goes along with President Obama's efforts to appease Iran, it will make our enemies stronger, endanger our ally Israel and trigger a nuclear arms race in the Middle East that will destabilize the region.

  4. Dan Gainor:

    Somehow a nation of 25 million invades a nation of 320 million – all to appease Communist Party idiots in Beijing. China is using its markets to buy propaganda into the U.S.

  5. Cross Research analyst Shannon Cross:

    The core business is still under pressure, i think what they did was they threw a billion through this repurchase to shareholders to appease them.

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