What does Please mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. please, delightverb

    give pleasure to or be pleasing to

    "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation"

  2. pleaseverb

    be the will of or have the will (to)

    "he could do many things if he pleased"

  3. pleaseadverb

    give satisfaction

    "The waiters around her aim to please"

  4. pleaseadverb

    used in polite request

    "please pay attention"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Pleaseverb

    Etymology: placeo, Lat. plaire, Fr.

    They please themselves in the children of strangers. Is. ii. 6.

    Whether it were a whistling wind, or a pleasing fall of water running violently. Wisdom xvii. 18.

    Thou can’st not be so pleas’d at liberty,
    As I shall be to find thou dar’st be free. Dryden.

    Leave such to trifle with more grace and ease,
    Whom folly pleases, and whose follies please. Alexander Pope.

    Doctor Pinch
    Establish him in his true sense again,
    And I will please you what you will demand. William Shakespeare.

    What next I bring shall please
    Thy wish exactly to thy heart’s desire. John Milton.

    This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased. Mat.

    I have seen thy face, and thou wast pleased with me. Gen.

    Fickle their state whom God
    Most favours: who can please him long? John Milton.

    Many of our most skilful painters were pleased to recommend this author to me, as one who perfectly understood the rules of painting. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

  2. To Pleaseverb

    What pleasing seem’d, for her now pleases more. John Milton.

    I found something that was more pleasing in them, than my ordinary productions. Dryden.

    Their wine-offerings shall not be pleasing unto him. Hosea.

    Spirits, freed from mortal laws, with ease
    Assume what sexes and what shapes they please. Alexander Pope.

    Please you, lords,
    In sight of both our battles we may meet. William Shakespeare.

    The first words that I learnt were, to express my desire, that he would please to give me my liberty. Gulliver.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleaseverb

    to give pleasure to; to excite agreeable sensations or emotions in; to make glad; to gratify; to content; to satisfy

  2. Pleaseverb

    to have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to desire; to will

  3. Pleaseverb

    to be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; -- used impersonally

  4. Pleaseverb

    to afford or impart pleasure; to excite agreeable emotions

  5. Pleaseverb

    to have pleasure; to be willing, as a matter of affording pleasure or showing favor; to vouchsafe; to consent

  6. Etymology: [OE. plesen, OF. plaisir, fr. L. placere, akin to placare to reconcile. Cf. Complacent, Placable, Placid, Plea, Plead, Pleasure.]

Freebase

  1. Please

    Please is the first album by English electronic music group Pet Shop Boys, released in 1986. According to the duo, the album's title was chosen so that people had to go into a record shop and say "Can I have the Pet Shop Boys album, 'Please'?". The album has sold around 3 million copies worldwide to date. Hits from Please include "West End Girls", "Opportunities", "Suburbia", and "Love Comes Quickly". "West End Girls" was a hit in both the UK and the United States.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Please

    plēz, 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′ūr), 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. placēre, to please.]

Editors Contribution

  1. please

    To ask kindly.

    They did say please when they requested a date for their order to be delivered as they were so grateful.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 19, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Please' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #993

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Please' in Written Corpus Frequency: #292

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Please' in Verbs Frequency: #794

  4. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Please' in Adverbs Frequency: #85

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  2. elapse

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Please in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Please in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Please in a Sentence

  1. Robert Runcie:

    We worked to establish something that is credible. So GofundMe account, Stoneman Douglas fund it’s called…which folks can make contributions. Please keep our babies, our families and this entire community in your prayers as we go through this process.

  2. Spokesman Spence Jackson:

    It is with great sadness that I confirm the passing of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich today, please keep in mind his wife Kathy and two children.

  3. Manafort Wednesday.Jackson:

    Please let my wife and I be together.

  4. Congressman John Lewis of Georgia:

    I believe - Itruly believe - the time to begin impeachment proceedings against this president has come, todelay or to do otherwise will betray the foundation of our democracy. CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER Are you confused yet ? If so, we dont blame you. If you left town for the week, you may be wondering what the hell is going on exactly. Impeachment ? For years, they told you that Donald Trump was going to be impeached for colluding with Russia, spying for Putin. Then it turned out Donald Trump didnt do that. The story evaporated into dust and seemed to blow away. Then just a few days ago, they were grumbling about impeachment again, and they dragged in Corey Lewandowski. Remember Corey Lewandowski ? They brought Corey Lewandowski to Capitol Hill to make their case. That didnt go well at all. Rep. Nadler You, D-N.Y., House Judiciary Committee chairman : And so we ask you, is it correct that as reported in the Mueller report on June 19th, 2017, you met alone in the Oval Office with the president ? Corey Lewandowski, former Donald Trump campaign manager : Did you read the exact language of the report ? I dont have it available to me. Nadler You : I dont think I need to do that. I have limited time. Did you meet alone with the President on that date ? Lewandowski : Congressman, Id like you to refresh my memory by providing a copy of the report so I can follow along. Nadler You : You dont have a copy with you ? Lewandowski I dont have a copy of the report, congressman. Nadler You dont have any independent recollection of whether you met with the President on that date. Lewandowski : Congressman, Im just trying to find in the Mueller report where it states that. Nadler You : Well, you have it in front of you. I gave you the page number. Corey Lewandowski : We are on Page 90, is it, sir ? Unidentified male : Mr. Chairman, youve got to the clock. Nadler You : No, I dont have to start the clock. Nadler You is filibustering. It didnt take much for Chairman Nadler to collapse live on C - SPAN -- pretty embarrassing. Youd think at some point, Democrats might just decide to run a real presidential campaign in 2020 and beat Donald Trump that way, just like in a democracy. It would have to be more effective than what theyre doing now, and the numbers show it. As of this morning, Donald Trump Trumps approval rating was the highest it has been since the inauguration. But no, Democrat dont want to wait until the next election. They dont want to wait until November. Politics takes too long, and it leaves too much to chance. The risk of democracy is voters might not agree with you. Hillary Clinton learned that the hard way in 2016. And the one thing Democrats dont want to do is to repeat that. Better to remove your opponents by force, if you can. Which brings us to the latest question of impeachment : What exactly is this about ? Sorry to laugh in the middle of this -- weve spent all day trying to figure out what is the impeachment story. Its about Ukraine. Its less than a week old. And so you might be forgiven for not understanding why would the president be impeached for a story that the Democrats literally cant explain ? What did the president do wrong ? Were going to do our best to tell you the case that theyre making. And honestly, as we said, its confusing and not all that interesting. Within a sentence, here is what theyre saying. Theyre saying that in a phone call with the president of Ukraine, Donald Trump threatened to delay a $ 400 million military aid package to Ukraine, unless the Ukrainian government agreed to investigate possible criminal activity involving Joe Bidens son. Why Joe Bidens son ? Well for five years, Joe Bidens son, Joe Bidens, it turns out, was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to serve on the board of a Ukrainian gas company. Why would Joe Bidens son be on the board of a Ukrainian gas company ? Joe Bidens had no experience in the energy business. Joe Bidens didnt speak the relevant language. Joe Bidens apparently had no experience whatsoever in the region. It turns out at that very moment, Joe Biden was President Obamas point man for Ukraine. Oh. So at a certain point during this saga, the gas company in question was investigated. And then in 2016, the Ukrainian prosecutor overseeing that investigation was fired. Apparently, he was fired under pressure from Joe Biden. Now to the layman, that looks a lot like corruption. What does it have to do with the president being impeached ? Well, the accusation is that Donald Trump suggested that that squelched investigation deserved a second look. And Democrats say that suggestion was an impeachable offense. Are you following this ? Of course, there are plenty of other reasons that the U.S. might not want to send $ 400 million to Ukraine. Its a notoriously corrupt country, for one thing. What do we get out of it, is another. And by the way, sending military aid to Ukraine may please the neocons in CNN -- Bill Kristol was strongly for it -- but it also greatly increases the chances of conflict with Russia. And of course, that would mean nuclear conflict potentially. Whats the point of that, exactly ? Nobody has bothered to explain why sending $ 400 million in military aid to Ukraine is in the interest of the United States. They havent even thought to explain that. Theyre too busy yelling about impeachment. And theyre doing it with all the hysterical intensity that has become the hallmark of the modern left. They have a lot of energy. Too bad, none of it is focused on the countrys real problems, and there are a lot of them. We dont want to go through the same litany again, but we will hit on just a couple because theyre worth mentioning. Our national debt is exploding. And that includes credit card debt, by the way. Personal debt at Donald Trumps approval rating ever measured. We have a war in Afghanistan that we cant seem to win or end. Our towns outside the big cities are being decimated and desiccated by opioids and suicide. If you havent been there, drive through and take a look for yourself. We have basically an open border with Mexico. Tech companies trying to control our freedom of speech. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP In many ways, our country is on the wrong track, and people know it. Everybody knows it, Democrats and Republicans. But instead of trying to fix any of that, Democrats want to spend the next year explaining -- and they plan to -- why it was perfectly fair for Joe Bidens neer-do-well sonto get 600 grand a year from Ukrainian oligarchs. Thats totally fine. But its somehow criminal for Donald Trump to ask about that. Thats the message. Good luck with that. Hard to imagine many voters will be impressed by it. Adapted from Tucker Carlsons monologue from.

  5. Gabby Petito:

    She's amazing. She's the coolest chick you'll ever meet and she needs your help, so please, look at the photos, look at the tipline and call. Stay focused. Don't, don't, don't try and focus on Brian.

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Translations for Please

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  • assebliefAfrikaans
  • رضى, من فضلك, أرجوك, رجاءً, لو سمحت, لطفًا, رجاءArabic
  • lütfənAzerbaijani
  • прашу, калі ласкаBelarusian
  • моляBulgarian
  • প্লীজ, প্লিজBengali
  • mar plijBreton
  • complaure, agradar, si us plau, plaureCatalan, Valencian
  • udělat radost, uspokojit, vyhovět, pokládat za vhodné, prosím, potěšitCzech
  • os gwelwch yn ddaWelsh
  • vær så venlig, Vær venligDanish
  • bitte, gefallen, gerne, rechtmachenGerman
  • τέρπω, δίνω ευχαρίστηση, ευχαριστώ, παρακαλώGreek
  • plaĉi, bonvoluEsperanto
  • agradar, favor de, porfa, por favor, gustarSpanish
  • palun, palumeEstonian
  • arren, otoi, mesedez, faborezBasque
  • لطفا, خواهش می‌کنم, مهربانیPersian
  • viihdyttää, miellyttää, olkaa hyväFinnish
  • yalo vinakaFijian
  • gleðaFaroese
  • s'il te plaît, plaire, stoplait, s'il vous plaît, prière de, S.V.P., allez, PleaseFrench
  • sásaigh, más é do thoil é, le do thoilIrish
  • sàsaich, riaraich, ma 's e ur toil e, le do thoil, còrd ri, ma 's e do thoil e, le ur toilScottish Gaelic
  • por favorGalician
  • בבקשהHebrew
  • कृपया, प्लीज़, मेहरबानी करकेHindi
  • kérem, légy szíves, legyen szívesHungarian
  • խնդրեմ, գոհացնելArmenian
  • placerInterlingua
  • minta tolong, tolongIndonesian
  • voluntezIdo
  • accontentare, piacere, per piacere, per favoreItalian
  • お願いします, ください, どうぞ, 喜ぶJapanese
  • თუ შეიძლება, გთხოვთGeorgian
  • тәңір жарылқасынKazakh
  • សូមKhmer
  • 기쁘게 하다, 제발, 주다Korean
  • بێ زه‌حمه‌تKurdish
  • mar plegCornish
  • сурайм, сизден өтүнөмKyrgyz
  • quaeso, iuvāre, amabo, si me amas, placēre, amābō teLatin
  • wann ech gliftLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ກະລຸນາLao
  • prašauLithuanian
  • lūdzuLatvian
  • задоволува, ти се молам, молам, ви се молам, допаѓа, бендисуваMacedonian
  • таалагдахMongolian
  • tolong, silaMalay
  • ပါ, ကျေးဇူးပြု၍Burmese
  • vennligstNorwegian
  • alsjeblieft, behagen, alstublieft, a.j.b., a.u.b., bevallenDutch
  • vær så snill, behage, være til lags, tiltaleNorwegian
  • tʼáá shǫǫdíNavajo, Navaho
  • agradarOccitan
  • табуафсиOssetian, Ossetic
  • błagam, uszczęśliwiać, zadowalać, proszę, błagam cię, proszę cięPolish
  • faça-me o favor, por favor, agradar, faça favorPortuguese
  • a incânta, plăcea, a mulțumi, vă rog, a satisface, te rogRomanian
  • нравиться, будь добра, [[доставлять]] [[удовольствие]], будь добр, тешить, угождать, пожалуйста, будьте добры, просить, удовлетворять, радоватьRussian
  • molim, молим, zadovoljiti, ugoditiSerbo-Croatian
  • prosím, nech sa páčiSlovak
  • prosim, zadovoljitiSlovene
  • fa'amolemoleSamoan
  • të lutem, ju lutemAlbanian
  • snälla, vänligen, glädja, tillfredsställa, var så god, ställa till freds, ställa till frids, behaga, tilltala, tackSwedish
  • tafadhaliSwahili
  • தயவு செய்துTamil
  • దయచేసిTelugu
  • лутфанTajik
  • กรุณา, ช่วยThai
  • zahmet olmazsa, lütfenTurkish
  • прошу, будь ласкаUkrainian
  • مہربانی, مہربانی فرماکے, پلیزUrdu
  • [[thôi]] [[mà]], làm ơn, trời ơi, xinVietnamese
  • plaire, s' i vs plaitWalloon
  • ביטעYiddish
  • Chinese

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