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English verb: appease

1. appease (emotion) cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of


SamplesShe managed to mollify the angry customer.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to appease Sue


Synonymsassuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)calm, calm down, lull, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

2. appease (consumption) overcome or allay


SamplesQuell my hunger.


Synonymsquell, stay


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)fill, fulfil, fulfill, meet, satisfy

3. appease (communication) make peace with


Synonymspropitiate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)conciliate, make up, patch up, reconcile, settle









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