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Definition of appease verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    appease

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//əˈpiːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpiːz//
     
    (formal, usually disapproving)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they appease
    BrE BrE//əˈpiːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpiːz//
     
    he / she / it appeases
    BrE BrE//əˈpiːzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpiːzɪz//
     
    past simple appeased
    BrE BrE//əˈpiːzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpiːzd//
     
    past participle appeased
    BrE BrE//əˈpiːzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpiːzd//
     
    -ing form appeasing
    BrE BrE//əˈpiːzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈpiːzɪŋ//
     
    Peacekeeping
     
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  1. 1appease somebody to make somebody 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 See related entries: Peacekeeping
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French apaisier, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + pais ‘peace’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: appease