(comparative more pleasing, superlative most pleasing)
- Sense of satisfaction, as in the phrase "to my pleasing."
- Present participle of please.
Variant of please
transitive verbpleased, pleasing
- to be agreeable to; give pleasure to; satisfy
- to be the will or wish of: it pleased him to remain
Origin of pleaseMiddle 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
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