Appease



to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe:
to appease an angry king.
to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage:
The fruit appeased his hunger.
to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles.
Contemporary Examples

In the decade since that report appeared, Monaco has tried to appease the international community by tightening regulations.
Romney’s Panama Misadventures Open Our Eyes to Offshore Tax Evasion Mark Braude July 24, 2012

The resignations may be an attempt to appease his critics, protect his base, or lay the groundwork for an exit strategy.
Why Rupert Murdoch Surrendered Top Newspaper Posts in His Global Media Company Howard Kurtz July 20, 2012

Is he trying to appease the bond traders, as Greenspan had long done?
Bernanke’s Dangerous Game Jeff Madrick June 6, 2009

Teasers to Reverse Flash and Crisis on Infinite Earths will appease geeky fanboys.
‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie Sujay Kumar October 6, 2014

The governments have sought to appease those who are unhappy via various quick-fix concessions.
Middle East Activists Muzzled and Arrested in Arab Gulf States Vivian Salama April 3, 2013

Historical Examples

I will tell him that the death of one brother is sufficient to appease the demands of justice.
Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston

I cannot, even to appease your anger, deny this morning what I said last night.
Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) Maria Edgeworth

This was designed to appease the fury of Cerberus, the infernal doorkeeper, and to procure a safe and quiet entrance.
A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians H. C. Yarrow

Hunger he had known; and when he could not appease his hunger he had felt restriction.
White Fang Jack London

They were apparently intended to appease the presiding divinity by gratifying her passion for stamping things.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Oct. 3, 1917 Various

verb (transitive)
to calm, pacify, or soothe, esp by acceding to the demands of
to satisfy or quell (an appetite or thirst, etc)
v.

c.1300 “to 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). Related: Appeased; appeasing.

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