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Word: appease

Definition: pacify or soothe; Ex. appease a crying baby; N. appeasement


Sentences Containing 'appease'

According to local legend, the original wooden bridge contained a dungeon in which a girl would be incarcerated and starved to appease the spirits responsible for the safety of the bridge.
Afterwards, in order to appease frustrated HMV customers, Columbia offered the "Live at The Gaslight 1962" CD as a free giveaway with any Bob Dylan purchase at HMV stores.
Although Mexico implemented several measures to appease the colonists, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's measures to transform Mexico from a federalist to a centralist state motivated the Texan colonists to revolt. The first violent incident occurred on June 26, 1832 at the battle of Velasco. On March 2, 1836, Texans signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.
He described the God of Islam as "a primitive, Bedouin and anthropomorphic God" and the prophet Muhammad as "a sex maniac" who went around all the laws he had enacted to "appease his voracious desire", claiming that Muhammad was no different from "barbaric thugs who slaughtered, robbed, and raped women".
He is at all times surrounded by unknown enemies, whom, though he never provoked, he can never appease, and from whose injustice he can be protected only by the powerful arm of the civil magistrate, continually held up to chastise it.
He privately opposed the policy of the Foreign Secretary, Sir Samuel Hoare, of trying to appease Italy during its invasion of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) in 1935.
He was a bitter enemy of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who tried to buy off ("appease") Germany at Munich in 1938.
However, General Patrick not wanting to alienate the new and up and coming Congressman (who was also a member of the House Military Affairs Committee) sought to appease Hill by offering to create an observation squadron at Maxwell Field.
However, owing to the department's dysfunction, the investigation is intended as a façade to appease the judge.
In an article published in the "National Review Online" (June 18, 2007), Emerson accused Safi of saying that the “assertion by ‘world leaders’ that the war on terrorism is not a war on Islam is nothing but a piece of propaganda and disinformation that was meant to appease Western Muslims and to maintain the coalition against terrorism.” Safi responded in an article published in the "CounterPunch" (July 2, 2007) by pointing out that the statement quoted by Emerson was made by Salman Rushdie, and that Emerson unfairly used it to distort his views.
Instead, the role of the Overlord is taken up by his child, who was removed from the original Tower by his mother to live in a mountain village, but is thrown out by the villagers to appease the Glorious Empire and, on his escape, taken in by the Minions.
Jansen describes “slowing down negotiations” as essential to appease both sides of conflicting parties.
Often, personal property was buried with slaves to appease spirits.
On 21 March, he attempted to appease the mutinying soldiers at an army base near the capital of Bamako, but failed to win over the troops in his speech, an incident cited by international news sources as sparking the coup.
On 7 November, Henderson sweetened the offer to appease minority shareholders (mainly Elliott Capital) by increasing the cash portion to HK$2.24 per share.
Realising that a disgruntled former spy could be problematic for the agency, the aide-de-camp to the head of MI6 was enlisted to attempt to appease Tomlinson in February 1997.
Sorcerers or specialists in each village contact these spirits and prescribe ways to appease them.
The "new colors, patterns and styles that promised sexiness packaged in a tasteful, glamorous way and with the snob appeal of European luxury" were supposed to appeal to and appease female buyers.
The Empress Dowager Cixi, a Manchu, issued such an edict following the Boxer Rebellion in order to appease foreigners, but it was rescinded a short time later.
The happy and surprised father, however, answered his son that Udayavar’s choice of word was to begin his magnum opus with the first alphabet representing Lord Narayana Devaraja, at the same time knew well that he being old did not have enough strength to appease the intellectual hunger of his boy.
The timing of the race with a late afternoon start, supposedly to appease US broadcasters, produced some controversy since summer marathons normally start early in the morning to avoid the heat.
The versions released in the 1980s, and later on DVD, differ somewhat in length and the final voice-over newsreel shots of the 1917 revolution may have been added in to appease Soviet authorities.
They left him to sleep, and came out to the gate of the inn to console Sancho Panza on not having found the head of the giant; but much more work had they to appease the landlord, who was furious at the sudden death of his wine-skins; and said the landlady half scolding, half crying, "At an evil moment and in an unlucky hour he came into my house, this knight-errant--would that I had never set eyes on him, for dear he has cost me; the last time he went off with the overnight score against him for supper, bed, straw, and barley, for himself and his squire and a hack and an ass, saying he was a knight adventurer--God send unlucky adventures to him and all the adventurers in the world--and therefore not bound to pay anything, for it was so settled by the knight-errantry tariff: and then, all because of him, came the other gentleman and carried off my tail, and gives it back more than two cuartillos the worse, all stripped of its hair, so that it is no use for my husband's purpose; and then, for a finishing touch to all, to burst my wine-skins and spill my wine!
This festival also marks the beginning of the new farming season and the beginning of the new year for the Anam man and therefore the people appease their ancestors to ensure a fruitful farming season and to pray for a prosperous year.
To appease her, Javed gets himself beat and arrested in front of her.
Wilfrid, needing to appease creditors, sold many of the stud's best horses to international buyers for low prices.
With the passing of a few days, the parents of Keerthi and Vasu decide to get them married to appease their grandfather.
You would surely more irritate than appease a man lying under the racking pains of the gout by preaching up to him the rectitude of those general laws, which produced the malignant humours in his body, and led them through the proper canals, to the sinews and nerves, where they now excite such acute torments.

More Vocab Words

::: converse - opposite; ADJ.
::: ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
::: vernal - pertaining to spring
::: impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
::: flutter - (of a bird with large wings) wave (the wings) lightly, rapidly, and irregularly; vibrate rapidly or erratically; fly by waving quickly; flitter; N.
::: sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
::: incriminate - accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence
::: ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
::: kinetic - producing motion; of motion
::: fulminate - thunder; explode; issue a severe denunciation