Pronunciation: (u-pēz'), [key]
—v.t., -peased, -peas•ing.
1. to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe: to appease an angry king.
2. to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage: The fruit appeased his hunger.
3. to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.