pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntle(verb)
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
"She managed to mollify the angry customer"
mollify, conciliate, quell, gentle, relieve, lenify, stay, placate, quench, allay, ennoble, settle, gruntle, palliate, accommodate, pacify, temper, assuage, propitiate, alleviate, slake, make up, entitle, patch up, reconcile, season
quell, stay, appease(verb)
overcome or allay
"quell my hunger"
conciliate, last out, delay, bide, stick, squelch, lenify, stay, placate, quell, gentle, abide, ride out, gruntle, persist, mollify, rest, pacify, assuage, stick around, propitiate, stay on, stay put, quench, remain, outride, continue, detain
make peace with
To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to dispel (anger or hatred).
to appease the tumult of the ocean
To come to terms with; to adapt to the demands of.
They appeased the angry gods with burnt offerings.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Allay and alleviate are closely kindred in signification, and have been often interchanged in usage. But, in strictness, to allay is to lay to rest, quiet or soothe that which is excited; to alleviate, on the other hand, is to lighten a burden. We allay suffering by using means to soothe and tranquilize the sufferer; we alleviate suffering by doing something toward removal of the cause, so that there is less to suffer; where the trouble is wholly or chiefly in the excitement, to allay the excitement is virtually to remove the trouble; as, to allay rage or panic; we alleviate poverty, but do not allay it. Pacify, directly from the Latin, and appease, from the Latin through the French, signify to bring to peace; to mollify is to soften; to calm, quiet, or tranquilize is to make still; compose, to place together, unite, adjust to a calm and settled condition; to soothe (originally to assent to, humor) is to bring to pleased quietude. We allay excitement, appease a tumult, calm agitation, compose our feelings or countenance, pacify the quarrelsome, quiet the boisterous or clamorous, soothe grief or distress. Compare ALLEVIATE.
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How to use appease in a sentence?
I think it’s true that there are tactical reasons for Ryan doing this to protect his members, the more cynical comments have been about [Ryan] looking for his own run for 2020, in the future; he is trying to appease his donors. I think that is rubbish.
The guys clueless, and I know hes just trying to appease hisleft-wing base but its a really foolish statement.
There are some who for varying reasons would appease Red China.
The core business is still under pressure, i think what they did was they threw a billion through this repurchase to shareholders to appease them.
But what the State of Virginia has done, to falsely attack my treatment of animals, to attempt to slander my reputation and my life's work, solely to appease animal rights activists that have influence over the elected officials that have brought these charges is far different and it's very personal to me.
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- утолявам, укротявам, облекчавамBulgarian
- friedlich stimmen, besänftigenGerman
- calmar, aplacar, apaciguarSpanish
- calmare, pacificare, placareItalian
- stille, roeNorwegian
- успокаивать, умиротворятьRussian
- stilla, mildra, lugna, släcka, blidkaSwedish
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