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appeaseverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈpiːz/ formal disapproving
to ​preventfurtherdisagreement 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 ​theircritics.
appeasement
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/
When he ​agreed to ​talks with the ​primeminister, he was ​accused of appeasement.
(Definition of appease from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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appeaseverb [T]

 us   /əˈpiz/
(in ​arguments or ​war) to ​preventfurtherdisagreement by giving to the other ​side something that they have ​demanded: They questioned whether, in his ​desire to appease the conservatives in his own ​party, the ​president was ​selling out to them.
(Definition of appease from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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