From Middle English apesen, from Old French apeser (“to pacify, bring to peace”).
appease (third-person singular simple present appeases, present participle appeasing, simple past and past participle appeased)
- To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to dispel (anger or hatred).
- Synonyms: calm, pacify, placate, quell, quiet, still, lull
to appease the tumult of the ocean
- 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula Chapter 21
- `First, a little refreshment to reward my exertions. You may as well be quiet. It is not the first time, or the second, that your veins have appeased my thirst!'
- To come to terms with; to adapt to the demands of.
- Synonyms: mollify, propitiate
They appeased the angry gods with burnt offerings.
Terms derived from appease
to make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to still; to pacify
- Armenian: խաղաղեցնել (hy) (xałałecʿnel), հանդարտեցնել (hy) (handartecʿnel), մեղմել (hy) (mełmel)
- Bulgarian: укротявам (bg) (ukrotjavam), облекчавам (bg) (oblekčavam), утолявам (bg) (utoljavam)
- Mandarin: 妥协 (zh)
- Dutch: kalmeren (nl)
- Esperanto: trankviligi, kvietigi
- Finnish: hiljentää (to make quiet); rauhoittaa (fi) (to reduce to peace); tyynnyttää (fi) (to still)
- French: apaiser (fr)
- Georgian: please add this translation if you can
- German: besänftigen (de), friedlich stimmen
- Ancient: ἱλάσκομαι (hiláskomai)
- Hebrew: לפייס (le'fayes)
- Hungarian: csillapít (hu)
- Irish: ceansaigh
- Italian: placare (it), pacificare (it), calmare (it), pacificare (it), calmare (it)
to come to terms with; to adapt to the demands of