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Definitions of please

  1. give pleasure to; be pleasing to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. be the will of or have the will (to); "he could do many things if he pleased" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. used in polite request; "please pay attention" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. give satisfaction; "The waiters around her aim to please" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. To give pleasure to; to excite agreeable sensations or emotions in; to make glad; to gratify; to content; to satisfy. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to desire; to will. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To afford or impart pleasure; to excite agreeable emotions. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To have pleasure; to be willing, as a matter of affording pleasure or showing favor; to vouchsafe; to consent. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; - used impersonally. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To gratify; give enjoyment to; gain approval from. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. To delight: to satisfy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. To like: to choose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. PLEASER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To give pleasure to; gratify. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To like; choose. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To give pleasure to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To be agreeable to. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. To have a preference. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Pleasing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. 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.
  23. To like; to choose; to prefer; to be pleased. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. 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.
  25. To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; -- used impersonally. mso.anu.edu.au
  26. pl[=e]z, v.t. to give pleasure to: to delight: to satisfy.--v.i. to like: to think fit: to choose: to give pleasure: used impers., followed by an object, originally dative, of the person=if it please you.--n. PLEAS'ANCE, merriment: a pleasure garden.--adj. PLEAS'ANT, pleasing: agreeable: cheerful: gay: facetious.--adv. PLEAS'ANTLY.--ns. PLEAS'ANTNESS; PLEAS'ANTRY, anything that promotes pleasure: merriment: lively or humorous talk: a trick:--pl. PLEAS'ANTRIES; PLEASE'MAN (Shak.), an officious fellow, a pick-thank; PLEAS'ER, one who pleases or gratifies.--adj. PLEAS'ING, giving pleasure: agreeable: gratifying.--n. (Shak.) pleasure given: (B.) approbation.--adv. PLEAS'INGLY.--n. PLEAS'INGNESS, the quality of giving pleasure.--adj. PLEAS'URABLE, able to give pleasure: delightful: gratifying.--n. PLEAS'URABLENESS.--adv. PLEAS'URABLY.--n. PLEASURE (plezh'[=u]r), agreeable emotions: gratification of the senses or of the mind: what the will prefers: purpose: command: approbation.--v.t. (arch.) to give pleasure to.--ns. PLEAS'URE-BOAT, a boat used for pleasure or amusement; PLEAS'URE-GROUND, ground laid out in an ornamental manner for pleasure; PLEAS'URE-HOUSE, a house to which one retires for recreation or pleasure.--adj. PLEAS'URELESS.--ns. PLEAS'URER, one who seeks pleasure; PLEAS'URE-TRIP, an excursion for pleasure.--AT PLEASURE, whenever and as one pleases. [O. Fr. plaisir (Fr. plaire)--L. plac[=e]re, to please.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Be agreeable to, as meant only to p. the eye, his last book will p. you; p. yourself, do as you like; be pleased with, derive pleasure from; I shall (vulg. will) be pleased (glad) to (do, esp. as polite form of consent or offer); think fit, as take as many as you p.; (in formal or iron. deference) His Majesty has been graciously pleased to confer &c., your lordship was pleased to doubt my veracity; (with it as subject, expressed or omitted, representing a prec. or foll. infinitive, clause, or sentence, now chiefly as in last use) it has never pleased him to explain, (may it) p. your honour, there was no moon that night, the matter will be cleared up some day, p. God; (abs.) was anxious to p.; (as polite form of request esp. for trifling services) if you p., with your permission, as I will take another cup, if you p., (with iron. implication that nothing could be more reasonable) & now, if you p., he expects me to pay for it!; (imperat., orig. = may it please you) ring the bell, p., may I come in, p.?, coffee for two, p., p. (to) return it soon, p. don\'t (or p. not to) forget the key. Hence pleased, pleasing, aa., pleasingly adv. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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