- 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.
- 2appease somebody/something to give a country what it wants in order to avoid war See related entries: Peacekeeping Word Origin Middle English: from Old French apaisier, from a- (from Latin ad
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