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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Appease


APPE'ASE, verb transitive s as z. [Latin pax. See Peace.]

To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to still; to pacify; as, to appease the tumult of the ocean or of the passions; to appease hunger or thirst.

[This word is of a general application to every thing in a disturbed, ruffled or agitated state.]