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English definition of “appease”

appease

verb [T]     /əˈpiːz/ formal disapproving
to prevent further disagreement in arguments or war by giving to the other side an advantage that they have demanded : She claimed that the government had only changed the law in order to appease their critics .Diplomacy and mediation appeasement     /-mənt/ noun [U] When he agreed to talks with the prime minister , he was accused of appeasement.Diplomacy and mediation
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