Adjective "Appease" Definition and Examples




    verb (used with object), appeased, appeasing.

    1. to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe: to appease an angry king.

    2. to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage: The fruit appeased his hunger.

    3. to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles.