appease
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /əˈpiːz/
Verb

appease (appeases, present participle appeasing; past and past participle appeased)

  1. To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to dispel (anger or hatred).
    Synonyms: calm, pacify, placate, quell, quiet, still, lull
    to appease the tumult of the ocean
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula Chapter 21
      'First, a little refreshment to reward my exertions. You may as well be quiet. It is not the first time, or the second, that your veins have appeased my thirst!'
  2. To come to terms with; to adapt to the demands of.
    Synonyms: mollify, propitiate
    They appeased the angry gods with burnt offerings.
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