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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle(verb)

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

    "She managed to mollify the angry customer"

  2. quell, stay, appease(verb)

    overcome or allay

    "quell my hunger"

  3. propitiate, appease(verb)

    make peace with


  1. appease(Verb)

    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. appease(Verb)

    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. Appease(verb)

    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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  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. Kevin Maher:

    To try and appease the Chinese would just encourage the Chinese to be more provocative.

  2. Walter Lippmann:

    Successful ... politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.

  3. Christian Beranek:

    Changing the sexual orientations of a character to appease a group or cash in on current hot topics is actually a disservice to [the audience]. corporations should rather hire more writers from different backgrounds and allow them to use their life experiences to provide unique voices in popular media.

  4. His Republican opponent:

    The longer Joe Manchin waits, the more it’s clear he’s only in this to appease his liberal donors, and he’ll make it clear he’ll only stand for Judge Kavanaugh after it’s clear they have the votes.

  5. Stoneman Douglas:

    President Donald Trump's a professional liar who will say anything to appease whatever crowd President Donald Trump's at, if President Donald Trump's in front of families, President Donald Trump might say something in support of common sense gun reform. But then when President Donald Trump's at the National Rifle Association, President Donald Trump'll say something to get a big cheer.

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