appease appease  /ə ˈpiz/


  1. (v) make peace with
  2. (v) overcome or allay
  3. (v) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

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  • The appeasement policy of the terrorist will not work out. We have to meet them head on.


  1. July 4 event has lower entry fee, more choices

    Thursday, June 13 th , 2013 Issue 24, Volume 17. The number of families that wish to take part in Fallbrook’s hometown Fourth of July celebration this year could very well increase, as the entry fee has been significantly reduced and more choices have been added to appease individual budgets.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Fallbrook Village News

  2. Nikkei Falls 6.4%, Overseas Markets Escalate Hissy Fit Over Cut in World Bank Forecasts, Fed Taper Talk

    The big shortcoming being exposed by the Fed's talk of tapering QE isn't just that it's premature. The central bank could have had its cake and eaten it too by using the "T" word and then in case of overreaction, sending minions out to reassure investors that it didn't mean it, really, they just had to say it to appease the hawks (not in that formula, mind you, the mere fact of running around ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Naked Capitalism

  3. NBA Finals: 11-year-old mariachi singer performs national anthem at Game 3, sparks racist frenzy

    Apparently, Sebastien De La Cruz forgot he needed to present a birth certificate for proof of his citizenship to appease the bigots at home before performing the national anthem during Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Zap2It


  1. "I hope these activists can understand that my decision to change my costume is in no way a victory for them, but a draw," Weir said. "I am not changing in order to appease them, but to protect my integrity and the integrity of the Olympic...
    on Jan 30, 2010 By: Johnny Weir Source: AFP

  2. Sharon "was dividing God's land and I would say woe unto any prime minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU (European Union), the United Nations, or the United States of America," Robertson said.
    on Jan 5, 2006 By: Pat Robertson Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "I fully understand the pressure that you are under, and that there are those who are trying to destroy your reputation as well as my own, but sacrificing me for political expediency will never appease our critics or help you or the...
    on Aug 7, 2005 By: Benon Sevan Source: FOXNews

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