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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ap·pease v. t. [imp. & p. p. Appealed p. pr. & vb. n. Appeasing.]  To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to still; to pacify; to dispel (anger or hatred); as, to appease the tumult of the ocean, or of the passions; to appease hunger or thirst.
 Syn: -- To pacify; quiet; conciliate; propitiate; assuage; compose; calm; allay; hush; soothe; tranquilize.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : tending or intended to pacify by acceding to demands or
            granting concessions; "the appeasing concessions to the
            Nazis at Munich"; "placating (or placative) gestures";
            "an astonishingly placatory speech" [syn: appeasing(a),
             placating, placative, placatory]