verb (used with object), ap·peased, ap·peas·ing.
- appear as,
- appearance money,
Origin of appease
Examples from the Web for appeased
As the Roman emperors knew during the staging of the gladiator games at the Coliseum, so FIFA knows now: The mob must be appeased.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare|Vac Verikaitis|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would have been appeased by a simple line indicating Lincoln had met with Douglass at some point.What ‘Lincoln’ Gets Wrong About Black Leaders and the 13th Amendment|Allison Samuels|December 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They cannot be appeased, any more than the Nazis could be appeased.
The crowd at First was relatively calm, appeased, in part, by periodic, spontaneous outbursts of the Star-Spangled Banner.
We will not be appeased with the appointment of one stand-out woman in a high profile position.
May our heroic wrath never lessen, nor our holy hate be appeased.The Daughter of Heaven|Judith Gautier
From the inexhaustible treasure of her feelings she drew words, glances, gestures that appeased every uneasiness of my heart.Romance|Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Like many another, he wondered whether the god might be appeased by work—hard uncongenial work.The Longest Journey|E. M. Forster
Others, thinking it vain to oppose so powerful a monster by force, counselled that he should be appeased by offerings.Penguin Island|Anatole France
The conventionalities were appeased; the silent, watchful servants who waited on them were given no food for comment.The Masquerader|Katherine Cecil Thurston
Word Origin 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.