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“appease” in British English

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appeaseverb [ T ]

uk /əˈpiːz/ us /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.
appeasement
noun [ U ] uk /əˈpiːz.mənt/ us /əˈpiːz.mənt/

When he agreed to talks with the prime minister, he was accused of appeasement.

(Definition of “appease” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“appease” in American English

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appeaseverb [ T ]

us /əˈpiz/

(in arguments or war) to prevent further disagreement 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)