Appease and Provoke


Appease verb - To lessen the anger or agitation of.
Usage example: candy often appeases an upset toddler

Provoke is an antonym for appease in topics: pacify, satisfy.

Nearby Words: appeasement, appeasing, appeasable


Provoke verb - To rouse to strong feeling or action.
Usage example: bees generally will not sting unless they are provoked

Appease is an antonym for provoke in topics: anger, make angry.

Nearby Words: provocation, provoking

Common collocations

anger appease anger provoke anger
wrath appease wrath provoke wrath
people appease people provoke people
conflict appease conflict provoke conflict
Other words: death, horrors, monsters.
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