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Meaning of PLEASE

Pronunciation:  pleez

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  used in polite request; "please pay attention"
  2. [v]  give pleasure to; be pleasing to
  3. [v]  be the will of or have the will (to); "he could do many things if he pleased"
 

PLEASE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: delight
 
 Antonyms: displease
 
 See Also: care, enchant, endear, enrapture, enthral, enthrall, gratify, like, ravish, satisfy, transport, wish

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Please\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleased}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Pleasing}.] [OE. plesen, OF. plaisir, fr. L. placere, akin
    to placare to reconcile. Cf. {Complacent}, {Placable},
    {Placid}, {Plea}, {Plead}, {Pleasure}.]
    1. To give pleasure to; to excite agreeable sensations or
       emotions in; to make glad; to gratify; to content; to
       satisfy.
    
             I pray to God that it may plesen you. --Chaucer.
    
             What next I bring shall please thee, be assured.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    2. To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to
       desire; to will.
    
             Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he. --Ps.
                                                   cxxxv. 6.
    
             A man doing as he wills, and doing as he pleases,
             are the same things in common speech. --J. Edwards.
    
    3. To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; -- used
       impersonally. ``It pleased the Father that in him should
       all fullness dwell.'' --Col. i. 19.
    
             To-morrow, may it please you.         --Shak.
    
    {To be pleased in} or {with}, to have complacency in; to take
       pleasure in.
    
    {To be pleased to do a thing}, to take pleasure in doing it;
       to have the will to do it; to think proper to do it.
       --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Please\, v. i.
    1. To afford or impart pleasure; to excite agreeable
       emotions.
    
             What pleasing scemed, for her now pleases more.
                                                   --Milton.
    
             For we that live to please, must please to live.
                                                   --Johnson.
    
    2. To have pleasure; to be willing, as a matter of affording
       pleasure or showing favor; to vouchsafe; to consent.
    
             Heavenly stranger, please to taste These bounties.
                                                   --Milton.
    
             That he would please 8give me my liberty. --Swift.
    
    
 
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