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Definitions of please

  1. To like; to choose; to prefer; to be pleased. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To give pleasure to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To be agreeable to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To have a preference. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To give pleasure to; to excite agreeable sensations or emotions in; to make glad; to gratify; to content; to satisfy. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to desire; to will. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; - used impersonally. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To gratify; give enjoyment to; gain approval from. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To delight: to satisfy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To give pleasure to; gratify. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To afford or impart pleasure; to excite agreeable emotions. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To have pleasure; to be willing, as a matter of affording pleasure or showing favor; to vouchsafe; to consent. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To afford satisfaction or enjoyment; like or choose; as, to do as you please. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To like: to choose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To like; choose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. be the will of or have the will (to); "he could do many things if he pleased" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. give satisfaction; "The waiters around her aim to please" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. To excite agreeable sensations in; to gratify; to have satisfaction in. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To delight or gratify; to excite agreeable sensations in; to satisfy; to give pleasure; to gain satisfaction; to condescend; to comply; to like; to choose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. PLEASER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. used in polite request; "please pay attention" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. Pleasing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for please

  1. Then it can be used at once in the way to please Roy best. – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  2. Which way did he go, please – The Wishing-Ring Man by Margaret Widdemer
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