To make quiet to calm to reduce to a state of peace to still to pacify to dispel anger or hatred as to appease the tumult of the ocean or of the passions to appease hunger or thirst
- cause to be much more favorably willing; get the nice might of
- overcome or allay
- make peace with
- to help make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a situation of serenity; to nevertheless; to pacify; to dispel (fury or hatred); because, to appease the tumult for the sea, or regarding the interests; to appease appetite or thirst.
c.1300 "to get together again," from Anglo-French apeser, Old French apaisier "to pacify, make peace, appease, be reconciled, placate" (12c.), from phrase a paisier "bring to peace," from a "to" (see ad-) + pais, from Latin pacem (nominative pax) "peace" (see serenity). Relevant: Appeased; appeasing.
is the desire to concede to an aggressor through submissive or certified gestures eg arms turned inwards and go straight down. Smiles tend to be referred to as appeasement expressions.
(v. t.) To help make peaceful; to soothe; to lessen to a state of peace; to nevertheless; to pacify; to dispel (fury or hatred); because, to appease the tumult regarding the ocean, or regarding the passions; to appease hunger or thirst.
I could not let him go unpunished and so I have killed two birds with one stone: to appease the mob I gave them a victim and at the same time punished a miscreant.