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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: apaisier, from pais 'peace'

appease

verb
     
ap‧pease [transitive] formal
PP to make someone less angry or stop them from attacking you by giving them what they want:
They attempted to appease international opposition by promising to hold talks.
appeasement noun [uncountable and countable]
Chamberlain's policy of appeasement towards Hitler in the 30s

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