Appeased



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

I would have been appeased by a simple line indicating Lincoln had met with Douglass at some point.
What ‘Lincoln’ Gets Wrong About Black Leaders and the 13th Amendment Allison Samuels December 25, 2012

We will not be appeased with the appointment of one stand-out woman in a high profile position.
Obama’s Cabinet Isn’t Female Enough Amy Siskind November 21, 2008

The crowd at First was relatively calm, appeased, in part, by periodic, spontaneous outbursts of the Star-Spangled Banner.
The Daily Beast D.C. Diary The Daily Beast January 18, 2009

They cannot be appeased, any more than the Nazis could be appeased.
Shawcross Defends Guantanamo Bay David Frum January 17, 2012

As the Roman emperors knew during the staging of the gladiator games at the Coliseum, so FIFA knows now: The mob must be appeased.
Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare Vac Verikaitis May 29, 2014

Historical Examples

He would return from these expeditions exhausted but not appeased.
A Woodland Queen, Complete Andre Theuriet

Her pity was sad and beautiful and at the same time it appeased her pain.
Life and Death of Harriett Frean May Sinclair

She had paid her creditors something on account all round, and had left them appeased and trustful, if not content.
Phantom Fortune, A Novel M. E. Braddon

In the midst of this great felicity which had appeased her, she had now had time for reflection.
The Dream Emile Zola

They had a profound veneration for him; with one word only, he appeased their quarrels, and put an end to all their differences.
The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18) John Dryden

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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