I. verb — [with obj.] 1. pacify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands • amendments have been added to appease local pressure groups.
2. assuage or satisfy (a demand or a feeling) • we give to charity because it appeases our guilt.
II. derivatives appeaser /əˈpiːzə / noun
– origin Middle English: from Old French apaisier, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + pais ‘peace’.