- IPA: /əˈpiːz/
appease (appeases, present participle appeasing; past and past participle appeased)
- 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!'
- To come to terms with; to adapt to the demands of.
- Synonyms: mollify, propitiate
- They appeased the angry gods with burnt offerings.
- French: apaiser
- German: besänftigen, friedlich stimmen
- Italian: placare, pacificare, calmare, pacificare
- Portuguese: apaziguar
- Russian: умиротворя́ть
- Spanish: apaciguar, calmar, aplacar