- 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.
- 2appease somebody/something to give a country what it wants in order to avoid war
NAmE//əˈpiz//(formal)(usually disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they appease
he / she / it appeases
past simple appeased
-ing form appeasing
a policy of appeasement
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