- to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe: to appease an angry king.
- to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage: The fruit appeased his hunger.
- to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles.
Origin of appease
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Examples from the Web for appeasingly
"Don't let yourself get sore, Barney," Old Jimmie said appeasingly.Children of the Whirlwind
He added, appeasingly, "That's why I was so keen on getting you for tea."The Fortieth Door
Mary Hastings Bradley
Then, appeasingly: “Mrs. Kingdon said it would be better if only you and she knew who I am and why I am here at the ranch.”Penny of Top Hill Trail
Belle Kanaris Maniates
“I was,” replied the Doctor, returning his glance with so keen an eye that the man smiled again, appeasingly.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
- to calm, pacify, or soothe, esp by acceding to the demands of
- to satisfy or quell (an appetite or thirst, etc)
Word Origin and History for appeasingly
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.