- To please is to make someone happy or satisfied.
- An example of please is when your actions make someone happy.
- An example of please is when you can go wherever you like.
please definition by Webster's New World
- to be agreeable to; give pleasure to; satisfy
- to be the will or wish of: it pleased him to remain
Origin: Middle English plaisen ; from Middle French plaisir ; from Classical Latin placere, to please, akin to placidus, gentle, mild, placare, to calm, soothe ; from Indo-European an unverified form plāk-, flat, smooth ; from base an unverified form plā- from source plain
- to be agreeable; give pleasure; satisfy: to aim to please
- to have the will or wish; like [to do as one pleases]: also used passively: you are pleased to scoff
- pleaser noun
please definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb pleased pleased, pleas·ing, pleas·es verb, transitive
- To give enjoyment, pleasure, or satisfaction to; make glad or contented.
- To be the will or desire of: May it please the court to admit this firearm as evidence.
- To give satisfaction or pleasure; be agreeable: waiters who try hard to please.
- To have the will or desire; wish: Do as you please. Sit down, if you please.
- If it is your desire or pleasure; if you please. Used in polite requests: Please stand back. Pay attention, please.
- Yes. Used in polite affirmative replies to offers: May I help you? Please.
Origin: Middle English plesen, from Old French plaisir; see pleasant.
- pleasˈer noun
please - Phrases/Idioms
if you please