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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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pleaseverb

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

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

  2. Pleaseverb

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

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

  3. Pleaseverb

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

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

  4. Pleaseverb

    to afford or impart pleasure; to excite agreeable emotions

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

  5. Pleaseverb

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

    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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British National Corpus

  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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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. Margaret Atwood:

    For years and years people were saying will there be a sequel, please write a sequel, tell us what happened, and I always said I can't do that, but then a couple of things happened. Instead of going away from Gilead as I thought had been happening in the 1990s, we started going back towards Gilead in a number of places in the world including United States.

  2. Kathie Lee Gifford:

    There’s a message from him, a voicemail, ‘I was blown away and will you call me?’ He calls again during dinner, we had a half-hour conversation. ‘Will you forgive me, Kathie, please? I’m doing some hard work on my life. I know I hurt you. I’m so sorry and I need to ask you to forgive me.’.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I don't like that, you know, I don't like that, if you're going to cough, please leave the room. You just can't, you just can't cough.

  4. Eligio Garcia:

    Just kids and people falling and people trying to reach up, like they're reaching up for you, i really heard people screaming like,' Help, please help me.'.

  5. Air Wisconsin:

    Please reach out to Air Wisconsin for their statement about their flight attendant. You may already know this was not a United flight attendant or crew.

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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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