verb (used with object), ap·peased, ap·peas·ing.
Origin of appease
Examples from the Web for appease
The more we appease, the more we indulge, the more emboldened the enemies of freedom become.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Or maybe Alibaba is doing what other companies are doing in China: gagging itself and its customers to appease the apparatchiks.
Teasers to Reverse Flash and Crisis on Infinite Earths will appease geeky fanboys.‘The Flash’ Review: Teen Angst Gets a Comic Book Quickie|Sujay Kumar|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Plus, on cable you no longer have to whitewash the story and appease the masses, so the narratives are getting more interesting.Jeremy Renner Opens Up About Marriage, His Problems with the Media, and the Future of Hawk-Eye|Marlow Stern|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were drafting to build teams, not to appease fan bases or score easy ticket sales.Don’t Cry for Johnny Football. The NFL’s 22nd Pick Will Do Just Fine.|Ben Teitelbaum|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Besides, how am I to appease the populace, if I do not find them some victims?Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar
This she had done solely to appease Marian Barber's wounded pride.Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School|Jessie Graham Flower
First help me appease my father; I shall succeed, if you aid me.A Word Only A Word, Complete|Georg Ebers
In order to appease him, Otto, who was his comrade, related how he had fallen down on the last occasion.Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo
Her suspense is one that the child's return would not appease.The Millionaire Baby|Anna Katharine Green
British Dictionary definitions for appease
Word Origin for appease
Word Origin and History for appease
c.1300 "to reconcile," from Anglo-French apeser, Old French apaisier "to pacify, make peace, appease, be reconciled, placate" (12c.), from the phrase a paisier "bring to peace," from a "to" (see ad-) + pais, from Latin pacem (nominative pax) "peace" (see peace). Related: Appeased; appeasing.