Definitions for: Appease


[v] make peace with
[v] overcome or allay; "quell my hunger"
[v] cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify her angry boss"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ap*pease", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appealed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Appeasing.] [OE. apesen, apaisen, OF. apaisier,
apaissier, F. apaiser, fr. a (L. ad) + OF. pais peace, F.
paix, fr. L. pax, pacis. See Peace.]
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.

Syn: To pacify; quiet; conciliate; propitiate; assuage;
compose; calm; allay; hush; soothe; tranquilize.

Synonyms: assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiate, quell, stay

See Also: calm, calm down, conciliate, fill, fulfil, fulfill, lull, make up, meet, patch up, quiet, quieten, reconcile, satisfy, settle, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

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