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Thursday, October 29, 2020


appease is a synonym of satisfy

verb [ uh-peez ]

appease is another word for satisfy

When desires, expectations, or needs are satisfied, they are fulfilled. A hearty meal might satisfy one's appetite (nice and simple!). The verb appease is used a little differently: to appease someone is to calm, pacify, or soothe them. The core idea behind appease is that of preserving or obtaining peace, but the term is not without conflict: sometimes appease suggests making anxious overtures or undue concessions, perhaps at the expense of what one feels is right, to satisfy demands of powerful people or entities.

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try to appease
The intern tried to appease his moody boss by bringing him the daily report first thing each morning.
appease + critics
The announcement of the new policy did little to appease the critics, who were skeptical it would translate into any meaningful improvements on the ground.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020


curb is a synonym of check

verb [ kurb ]

curb is another word for check

No need to check, restrain, or even curb your enthusiasm for today’s Synonym of the Day. To curb something is to restrain or control it. This meaning is rooted in the noun sense of curb, a bit used to control a horse. However, the verb is most commonly used to talk about restricting or limiting negative forces such as violence, corruption, or pollution.

Commonly found as

curb emissions
The city developed an ambitious plan to drastically curb emissions and improve air quality.
help curb
The researcher did everything he could to help curb the spread of misinformation.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020


bashful is a synonym of shy

adjective [ bash-fuhl ]

bashful is another word for shy

The adjective bashful isn’t one for the spotlight, but it’s the center of attention today! Bashful is an adjective that means “uncomfortably diffident and easily embarrassed.” This timid term suggests trepidation and awkward behavior when brought into prominence or notice. However, sometimes bashful suggests modesty and sensitivity more than fear or self-doubt.

Commonly found as

bashful about
Noticing my hesitation in the lobby, the concierge smiled and said, "Don't be bashful about coming in!"
bashful smile
After the interview, the author met the reporter's praise for his new book with a bashful smile.

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