verb (used with object), ap·peased, ap·peas·ing.
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Related Words for appeasementmoderation, conciliation, easing, alleviation, abatement, reconciliation, settlement, solace, grant, lessening, mitigation, compromise, reparation, assuagement, restoration, accommodation, adjustment, amends, concession, mollification
Word Origin for appease
mid-15c., "pacification," from Middle French apeisement, Old French apaisement "appeasement, calming," noun of action from apaisier (see appease). First recorded 1919 in international political sense; not pejorative until failure of Chamberlain's policy toward Germany in 1939 (Methods of appeasement was Chamberlain's description of his policy).
A political policy of conceding to aggression by a warlike nation.