Definition of apease
1. appease [ v ] cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
Examples: "She managed to mollify her angry boss"
(The Nation, 193: 16...)
Was not this dropped primarily in_order_to `` appease '' the Chinese - especially after `` Khrushchev 's '' humiliating `` surrender to the West in canceling the German peace-treaty deadline of December 31 ?
(Ann Ritner, Seize a Nettle....)
The Abernathy furnace consumed fuel like a giant ravenous maw that had to be appeased by hurling tons of coal into its evil red depths , and no_matter_how much coal they put_in the house remained cold .Synonyms pacify appease conciliate gentle mollify gruntle assuage placate lenify Related Terms calm peace peace appeaser conciliation placation comforter
2. appease [ v ] overcome or allay
Examples: "quell my hunger"
(Ernest Becker, Zen: A Rational Critique. New York: W.W....)
To the Zen monk the universe is still populated with `` spiritual_beings '' who have_to be appeased .Synonyms appease stay quell Related Terms meet
3. appease [ v ] make peace withUsed in print:
(The Wall Street Journal,...)
But he rejects , perhaps a_little too sweepingly , the theory that disloyal and pro-Communist influences may have contributed to the policy of appeasing Stalin which persisted until after the end of the war and reached its high point at the Yalta_Conference in February , 1945 .Synonyms appease propitiate Related Terms reconcile appeaser
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