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Meaning of appease

ap•pease

Pronunciation: (u-pēz'), [key]
— -peased, -peas•ing.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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