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appease

ap·pease

appease

 
pronunciation:
piz
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: appeased, appeases, appeasing
definition 1: to cause to become calmer by meeting demands.
She appeased the crying child with a new toy.
synonyms:
pacify
antonyms:
aggravate, exasperate, provoke
similar words:
calm, comfort, ease, hush, lull, quiet, satisfy, silence, soothe
definition 2: to satisfy.
He appeased his sweet tooth with a piece of cake.
synonyms:
quench, satisfy
antonyms:
aggravate, inflame
similar words:
ease, fulfill, gratify, quiet, relieve, soothe
derivations: appeasable (adj.), appeasingly (adv.), appeaser (n.)
Word Parts
The word appease contains the following part:
ap- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ap- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "p." See ad-.