"make hungry," 1782 (implied in appetized), irregularly formed (on model of verbs in -ize) from appetite, or else a back-formation from appetizing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for appetize

Historical Examples of appetize

  • I fear my rude ways will not appetize you, but I can only offer you what cheer I have.

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