if you please

Definition of if you please

old-fashioned + formal

  1. 1 —used to make a polite request Follow me, if you please, and I'll show you to the garden.

  2. 2 —used to express surprise or annoyance about something He insulted her, and then, if you please, asked for her help.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

    :  one

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  1. :  to afford or give pleasure or satisfaction

    :  like, wish

    :  to have the kindness

  1. : used as a function word to express politeness or emphasis in a request

    : used as a function word to express polite affirmation

    : used as a function word to express scornful disagreement, disapproval, or disbelief


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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