Antonyms for appease

Grammar : Verb
Spell : uh-peez
Phonetic Transcription : əˈpiz

Definition of appease

Origin :
  • c.1300 "to reconcile," from Anglo-French apeser, Old French apaisier "to pacify, make peace, appease, be reconciled, placate" (12c.), from the phrase a paisier "bring to peace," from a "to" (see ad-) + pais, from Latin pacem (nominative pax) "peace" (see peace). Related: Appeased; appeasing.
  • verb satisfy, pacify
Example sentences :
  • I cannot, even to appease your anger, deny this morning what I said last night.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Hunger he had known; and when he could not appease his hunger he had felt restriction.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • This incautious speech by no means tended to appease the ferocity of the crowd.
  • Extract from : « Barnaby Rudge » by Charles Dickens
  • Hercules and Mars they appease with beasts usually allowed for sacrifice.
  • Extract from : « Tacitus on Germany » by Tacitus
  • The King heard him in silence: he knew well how to appease him.
  • Extract from : « The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete » by Duc de Saint-Simon
  • They had naught but this pressure of hands to appease their feelings.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • He next swallowed a large glassful of water to appease his fever.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • She thought that this would no doubt be the best way to appease and satisfy Camille.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • But how, Cebes, and by what arguments, shall we appease this Cadmus?
  • Extract from : « Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates » by Plato
  • That to appease God's wrath it was expedient that this Jew should die?
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine

Synonyms for appease

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