appeasement

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From Old French apaisement

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appeasement (plural appeasements)

  1. The state of being appeased; the policy of giving in to demands in order to preserve the peace.
    • 1941: Roosevelt, Franklin, White House Correspondents' Dinner
      This decision is the end of any attempts at appeasement in our land; the end of urging us to get along with the dictators, the end of compromise and the forces of oppression.

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