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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions;
- Example: "the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich"
- Example: "placating (or placative) gestures"
- Example: "an astonishingly placatory speech"
[syn: appeasing(a), placating, placative, placatory]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Appease \Ap*pease"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appealed; p. pr. & vb. n. Appeasing.] [OE. apesen, apaisen, OF. apaisier, apaissier, F. apaiser, fr. a (L. ad) + OF. pais peace, F. paix, fr. L. pax, pacis. See Peace.] To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to still; to pacify; to dispel (anger or hatred); as, to appease the tumult of the ocean, or of the passions; to appease hunger or thirst. [1913 Webster] Syn: To pacify; quiet; conciliate; propitiate; assuage; compose; calm; allay; hush; soothe; tranquilize. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

appeasing adj 1: intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions; "the appeasing concessions to the Nazis at Munich"; "placating (or placative) gestures"; "an astonishingly placatory speech" [syn: appeasing(a), placating, placative, placatory]