if you please

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of if you please

old-fashioned + formal
1 used to make a polite request
  • Follow me, if you please, and I'll show you to the garden.
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

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

  2. : one

please play
  1. : to afford or give pleasure or satisfaction

  2. : like, wish

  3. : to have the kindness

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

  2. used as a function word to express polite affirmation

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


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