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Definition of appease verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (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
appeasement noun [uncountable]
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a policy of appeasement
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