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APPEASE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does appease mean? 

APPEASE (verb)
  The verb APPEASE has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: APPEASE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


APPEASE (verb)


Sense 1appease [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

pacify; mollify; lenify; gruntle; gentle; conciliate; assuage; appease; placate

Context example:

She managed to mollify the angry customer

Hypernyms (to "appease" is one way to...):

calm; calm down; lull; quiet; quieten; still; tranquilize; tranquillise; tranquillize (make calm or still)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to appease Sue


Sense 2appease [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Overcome or allay

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

appease; quell; stay

Context example:

quell my hunger

Hypernyms (to "appease" is one way to...):

fill; fulfil; fulfill; meet; satisfy (fill or meet a want or need)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3appease [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make peace with

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

propitiate; appease

Hypernyms (to "appease" is one way to...):

conciliate; make up; patch up; reconcile; settle (come to terms)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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