Definition of please
- will you please to enter the carriage
- —Charles Dickens
- may it please Your Majesty
He joined the football team to please his father.
Her parents were pleased by her decision.
It pleases me to know that you liked the gift.
They're very hard to please.
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: to make (someone) happy or satisfied
: to make a choice about what to do, have, etc.
—used to ask for something in a polite way
—used to show that a request is serious or important
—used as a polite way of saying yes
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