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One entry found for appease.
Main Entry: ap·pease
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystresspemacronz
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): ap·peased; ap·peas·ing
Etymology: Middle English appesen "to appease," from early French apaiser (same meaning), from a- "to" and pais "peace," from Latin pac-, pax "peace" --related to PACIFY, PEACE
1 : to make calm or quiet
2 : to make less severe : RELIEVE <appeased my hunger>
3 : to give in to even when it is wrong to do so
synonym see PACIFY
- ap·pease·ment /-mschwant/ noun
- ap·peas·er noun

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