appeasing appeasing  /ə ˈpi zɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Heart-Shaped Box isn't about appeasing fathers, and learning to love them, and seeing that they, too, are human beings and not monsters.
  2. Such tactics, however, have not pleased some on the hawkish right who fear that Obama is appeasing the Russians.
  3. Survival is a glum game of avoiding or appeasing the apparatchiks.

News

  1. LaMalfa votes along party lines on farm bill

    House Republicans narrowly passed a scaled-down farm bill today that stripped out the food stamp program, appeasing its conservative wing while further alienating Democratic support.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: The Record Searchlight

  2. LaMalfa votes in favor of farm bill without food stamp program

    House Republicans narrowly passed a scaled-down farm bill today that stripped out the food stamp program, appeasing its conservative wing while further alienating Democratic support.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: The Record Searchlight

Quotes

  1. "Compromise is the art of good business," Walker said yesterday. "I believe we've gone a long way to appeasing Mr Ecclestone's aims to increase the television audience worldwide, and I believe we'll achieve that with the 5 o'clock start."
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: Ron Walker Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "We have no intention of ignoring or appeasing history's latest gang of fanatics trying to murder their way to power," Mr Cheney said.
    on Sep 11, 2006 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: Times Online

  3. "The Soviet-era practice of issuing appeasing bureaucratic reports instead of taking professional measures, and concealing the actual situation instead of honestly informing the public, can no longer be accepted in Ukraine," Yushchenko told...
    on Jul 19, 2007 By: Viktor Yushchenko Source: USA Today

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