Definition of Appease

1. Verb. Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of. "The performance is likely to appease Sue"; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"




2. Verb. Overcome or allay. "Quell my hunger"
Exact synonyms: Quell, Stay
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fulfil, Fulfill, Meet, Satisfy

3. Verb. Make peace with.

Definition of Appease

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Appease

1. Verb. To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to dispel (anger or hatred). ¹

2. Verb. To come to terms with; to adapt to the demands of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Appease

1. to bring to a state of peace or contentment [v -PEASED, -PEASING, -PEASES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Appease

appear'd
appearances
appearaunce
appeare
appeared
appearer
appearers
appeareth
appearing
appearingly
appears
appeasable
appeasableness
appeasatory
appease (current term)
appeased
appeaser
appeasers
appeases
appeaseth
appeasing
appeasing(a)
appeasingly
appeasive
appel
appellable
appellancy

Literary usage of Appease

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers, Thomas Thomson (1854)
"This, however, did not by any means appease his lordship's angry feelings. He determined on revising and publishing the work himself, and employed Mallet to ..."

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