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appease (v.)

c. 1300 appesen, "reconcile," from Anglo-French apeser, Old French apaisier "to pacify, make peace, appease, be reconciled, placate" (12c.), from the phrase a paisier "bring to peace," from a "to" (see ad-) + pais, from Latin pacem (nominative pax) "peace" (see peace). The meaning "pacify (one who is angry)" is from late 14c.; for political sense, see appeasement. Related: Appeased; appeasing.

updated on September 23, 2022

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Definitions of appease from WordNet

appease (v.)
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
Synonyms: pacify / lenify / conciliate / assuage / mollify / placate / gentle / gruntle
appease (v.)
overcome or allay;
Synonyms: quell / stay
appease (v.)
make peace with;
Synonyms: propitiate
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