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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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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

Anagrams for please »

  1. asleep

  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. Lydia Casias:

    My granddaughter, when we put her to bed, she said, ‘Please don’t tell me that my daddy is not going to be here for Christmas,’ and that broke my heart.

  2. North Korea:

    I never, never should have allowed Otto Frederick Warmbier to be lured by the United States administration to commit a crime in this country. I wish that the United States administration never manipulate people like Otto Frederick Warmbier in the future to commit crimes against foreign countries. I entirely beg you, the people and government of the DPRK, for your forgiveness. Please ! I made the worst mistake of my life !

  3. Director Regina LaBelle:

    Expanding the nation’s public health approach to substance use disorders and strengthening our public safety efforts to reduce the drug supply are essential parts of our strategy to bringing down the rates of overdose death, acting to permanently schedule FRS, combined with historic investments in the addiction infrastructure, as well as efforts to tackle illicit finance and disrupt drug trafficking, will stand as the most comprehensive effort to address substance use and its consequences in our nation’s history. In all these efforts, we look forward to working with Congress to support safe and healthy communities. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

  4. Reina Garay:

    My grandson was screaming, 'Please, help us!' by the time they turned him around, my son had already turned blue. His arm dropped to his side. He was dead.

  5. Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster:

    If John Williams is hearing this, I want you to turn yourself in, please surrender peacefully.

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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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