Definition of 'appease'
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Shell uses cap to appease investors timesonline. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Was that a cynical move to appease critics of the way you treat suppliers? Times, Sunday Times (2007)That will not appease all critics. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His comments failed to appease critics. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Neither did much to appease his critics and at the final whistle the booing appeared to be a combined choir of disapproval. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Last week it unveiled a 60m share buyback scheme in an attempt to appease investors. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The signing will also help appease grumbling Gunners fans. The Sun (2013)Don't just come up with names that are floating around or will appease fans. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With no need to appease shareholders, the costs would come down. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It did little to appease shareholders' anger. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Bosses plan to add challenging goals to appease City shareholders. The Sun (2010)Although the bank took measures to cut the bonus last week, the move did little to appease investor concerns. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet it would be sad if he were driven to quit a valuable asset in America just to appease disgruntled shareholders. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It's done for political reasons, and to appease the many who vote. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The second instalment, thankfully, managed to appease some disgruntled fans. The Sun (2014)That may help to appease shareholders, 12 per cent of whom voted against the remuneration report earlier this year. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Complex pay mechanisms, often brought into appease shareholders by linking pay to various performance measures, can have unexpected results. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The draft bill, to be published shortly, will appease most critics who feared that human rights protections would be removed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'appease'
British English: appease VERB
If you try to appease someone, you try to stop them from being angry by giving them what they want.
He was accused of trying to appease both groups.
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