1300–50; Middle English apesen
< Anglo-French apeser, Old French apais
equivalent to a- a-5
+ paisi- peace
appeasable, adjectiveappeasableness, nounappeasably, adverbappeasement, nounappeaser, nounappeasingly, adverbnonappeasable, adjectivenonappeasing, adjectiveunappeasable, adjectiveunappeasably, adverbunappeased, adjectiveunappeasing, adjectiveunappeasingly, adverb
calm, placate. 3. Appease, conciliate, propitiate
imply trying to preserve or obtain peace. To appease
is to make anxious overtures and often undue concessions to satisfy the demands of someone with a greed for power, territory, etc.: Chamberlain tried to appease Hitler at Munich.
is to win an enemy or opponent over by displaying a willingness to be just and fair: When mutual grievances are recognized, conciliation is possible.
is to admit a fault, and, by trying to make amends, to allay hostile feeling: to propitiate an offended neighbor.
increase, arouse, sharpen. 3.