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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pacify, lenify, conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate, gentle, gruntleverb
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, appeaseverb
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
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How to use appease in a sentence?
Laws which prescribe what everyone must believe, and forbid men to say or write anything against this or that opinion, are often passed to gratify, or rather to appease the anger of those who cannot abide independent minds.
Donald Trump – his Big Lie has enveloped the Republican Party, and they run away from truth and honesty and fairness just to appease someone with a very authoritarian instinct.
It's true that a lot of people are pressured to want to appease people's expectations, but in Shin's case, it was not for money. His motive was just to tell the world. ... It wasn't deliberate fraud. It was more of a mismatch between outside expectations and the world he came from.
The longer Joe Manchin waits, the more it’s clear he’s only in this to appease his liberal donors, and he’ll make it clear he’ll only stand for Judge Kavanaugh after it’s clear they have the votes.
The guys clueless, and I know hes just trying to appease hisleft-wing base but its a really foolish statement.
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- утолявам, облекчавам, укротявамBulgarian
- besänftigen, friedlich stimmenGerman
- calmar, aplacar, apaciguarSpanish
- calmare, pacificare, placareItalian
- stille, roeNorwegian
- успокаивать, умиротворятьRussian
- blidka, släcka, lugna, mildra, stillaSwedish
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