verb (used with object), ap·peased, ap·peas·ing.
- appear as,
- appearance money,
Origin of appease
Examples from the Web for appeaser
Winston Churchill once said “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.”
From the GOP campaign trail, Rick Santorum insisted no apology was necessary, and Newt Gingrich called Obama an “appeaser.”After Cairo and Benghazi Attacks, Conservatives Resurrect Obama ‘Apology Tour’ Lie|David Sessions|October 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Word Origin for appease
mid-15c., agent noun from appease (v.). Political sense attested from 1940.
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.