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
- Italian: placare (it), pacificare (it), calmare (it), pacificare (it)
- Khmer: រំងាប់ (km) (rumŋoap)
- Latin: pācificō
- Maori: whakamauru
- Mongolian: please add this translation if you can
- Nahuatl: yolceuiz
- Norwegian: stille (no), roe (no)
- Persian: مماشات کردن (momâšât karan), دلجویی کردن (del-juyi kardan)
- Portuguese: apaziguar (pt)
- Romanian: astâmpăra (ro)
- Russian: умиротворя́ть (ru) (umirotvorjátʹ), успока́ивать (ru) (uspokáivatʹ)
- Spanish: apaciguar (es), calmar (es), aplacar (es)
- Swahili: afiki (sw)
- Swedish: blidka (sv), stilla (sv), lugna (sv), släcka (sv), mildra (sv)
- Telugu: batimalatam (batimalatam)
- Thai: please add this translation if you can
- Turkish: sakinleştirmek (tr)
to come to terms with; to adapt to the demands of