Definition of appease verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    appease

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//əˈpiz//
     
    (formal)(usually disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they appease
     
    he / she / it appeases
     
    past simple appeased
     
    -ing form appeasing
     
     
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  1. 1appease somebody to make someone calmer or less angry by giving them what they want The move was widely seen as an attempt to appease critics of the regime.
  2. 2appease somebody/something to give a country what it wants in order to avoid war
appeasementnoun[uncountable]
 
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a policy of appeasement
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