Learner's definition of APPEASE
to make (someone) pleased or less angry by giving or saying something desired
They appeased the dictator by accepting his demands in an effort to avoid war.
Efforts to appease [=pacify, placate] the angry protesters were unsuccessful.
His critics were not appeased by this last speech.
They made sacrifices to appease the gods.
to make (a pain, a problem, etc.) less painful or troubling