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appease

verb [T] uk   /əˈpiːz/ formal disapproving us  
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
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
When he agreed to talks with the prime minister, he was accused of appeasement.Diplomacy and mediation
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