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.
“Don’t let yourself get sore, Barney,” Old Jimmie said appeasingly.
Children of the Whirlwind Leroy Scott
Then, appeasingly: “Mrs. Kingdon said it would be better if only you and she knew who I am and why I am here at the ranch.”
Penny of Top Hill Trail Belle Kanaris Maniates
“I was,” replied the Doctor, returning his glance with so keen an eye that the man smiled again, appeasingly.
Dr. Sevier George W. Cable
He added, appeasingly, “That’s why I was so keen on getting you for tea.”
The Fortieth Door Mary Hastings Bradley
to calm, pacify, or soothe, esp by acceding to the demands of
to satisfy or quell (an appetite or thirst, etc)
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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