Anglo-French apeser, Old French apais(i)er, equivalent. to a-a-5 + paisi-peace + -er infinitive suffix
Middle English apesen 1300–50
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged calm, placate.
3.See corresponding entry in UnabridgedAppease,conciliate,propitiate imply trying to preserve or obtain peace. To appease is to make anxious overtures and often undue concessions to satisfy the demands of someone with a greed for power, territory, etc.:Chamberlain tried to appease Hitler at Munich.To conciliate is to win an enemy or opponent over by displaying a willingness to be just and fair:When mutual grievances are recognized, conciliation is possible.To propitiate is to admit a fault, and, by trying to make amends, to allay hostile feeling:to propitiate an offended neighbor.
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged enrage.
2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged increase, arouse, sharpen.