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verb [transitive] appease pronunciation in American English /əˈpiz/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyappease
he/she/itappeases
present participleappeasing
past tenseappeased
past participleappeased
  1. 1
    to give your opponents what they want
    By failing to condemn the march, she was appeasing left-wing elements in the party.

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appeasement

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a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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boutonnière

a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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