Appease vs Aslake - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between appease and aslake
is that appease
is to make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to dispel (anger or hatred) while aslake
is (transitive|intransitive|rare|or|obsolete) to abate; diminish.
To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to dispel (anger or hatred).
* 1897 , (Bram Stoker), (Dracula) Chapter 21
- to appease the tumult of the ocean
To come to terms with; to adapt to the demands of.
- `First, a little refreshment to reward my exertions. You may as well be quiet. It is not the first time, or the second, that your veins have appeased my thirst!'
- They appeased the angry gods with burnt offerings.
* (reduce to a state of peace) calm, pacify, placate, quell, quiet, still, lull
* (come to terms with) mollify, propitiate
(transitive, intransitive, rare, or, obsolete) To abate; diminish.
(transitive, intransitive, rare, or, obsolete) To moderate; mitigate; appease; satisfy.
- The beast that prowls about in search of blood, / Or reptile that within the treacherous brake / Waits for the prey, upcoiled, its hunger to aslake .'' ? Southey, ''Paraguay .