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Appease

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Verb (transitive)
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ap=pease

CIDE DICTIONARY

Appeasev. t. [OE. apesen, apaisen, OF. apaisier, apaissier, F. apaiser, fr. a (L. ad) + OF. pais peace, F. paix, fr. L. pax, pacis. See Peace.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To pacify; quiet; conciliate; propitiate; assuage; compose; calm; allay; hush; soothe; tranquilize.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Appease, v.tr.
1 make calm or quiet, esp. conciliate (a potential aggressor) by making concessions.
2 satisfy (an appetite, scruples).

Derivative
appeasement n. appeaser n.
Etymology
ME f. AF apeser, OF apaisier f. {agrave} to + pais PEACE

THESAURUS

Appease

abate, allay, alleviate, anesthetize, assuage, benumb, calm, calm down, cater to, coddle, compose, conciliate, content, cool, cradle, cushion, deaden, deaden the pain, defuse, diminish, dulcify, dull, ease, ease matters, even out, extenuate, feast, feed, foment, gentle, give relief, gloss over, gratify, hush, immolate before, lay, lay the dust, lessen, lull, make propitiation, make sacrifice to, mitigate, mollify, numb, offer sacrifice, pacify, pad, palliate, pamper, placate, poultice, pour balm into, pour balm on, pour oil on, propitiate, quell, quench, quiet, reduce, regale, relieve, rest, rock, rock to sleep, sacrifice, salve, sate, satiate, satisfy, slacken, slake, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, smoothen, soften, soothe, spoil, stabilize, steady, still, stupe, subdue, sweeten, tranquilize, whitewash

ROGET THESAURUS

Appease

Moderation

VB be moderate, keep within bounds, keep within compass, sober down, settle down, keep the peace, remit, relent, take in sail, moderate, soften, mitigate, temper, accoy, attemper, contemper, mollify, lenify, dulcify, dull, take off the edge, blunt, obtund, sheathe, subdue, chasten, sober down, tone down, smooth down, weaken, lessen, check palliate, tranquilize, pacify, assuage, appease, swag, lull, soothe, compose, still, calm, calm down, cool, quiet, hush, quell, sober, pacify, tame, damp, lay, allay, rebate, slacken, smooth, alleviate, rock to sleep, deaden, smooth, throw cold water on, throw a wet blanket over, turn off, slake, curb, tame, smooth over, pour oil on the waves, pour oil on the troubled waters, pour balm into, mattre de l'eau dans son vin, go out like a lamb, roar you as gently as any sucking dove.


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