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appease


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Appease  \Ap*pease"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Appealed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Appeasing}.]  [OE.  apesen  apaisen  OF  apaisier 
  apaissier  F.  apaiser  fr  a  (L.  ad)  +  OF  pais  peace,  F. 
  paix,  fr  L.  pax,  pacis.  See  {Peace}.] 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  To  pacify;  quiet;  conciliate;  propitiate;  assuage; 
  compose;  calm;  allay;  hush;  soothe;  tranquilize. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  appease 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  more  favorably  inclined;  gain  the  good  will  of 
  "She  managed  to  mollify  her  angry  boss"  [syn:  {pacify}, 
  {lenify},  {conciliate},  {assuage},  {mollify},  {placate}, 
  {gentle},  {gruntle}] 
  2:  overcome  or  allay;  "quell  my  hunger"  [syn:  {quell},  {stay}] 
  3:  make  peace  with  [syn:  {propitiate}] 




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