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play to the gallery to try to appeal to the broadest popular taste.
play with fire to carelessly provoke danger.
playwright one who writes plays.
playwriting the act, art, or profession of writing plays.
plaza a large open space such as a park or public square in the center of a town. [3 definitions]
plea an earnest request or appeal. [3 definitions]
plea-bargain to engage in bargaining that results or may result in a defendant's pleading guilty to a lesser charge rather than being tried on a more serious one.
plea bargaining a pretrial negotiation in which a defendant agrees to plead guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for the state's dropping a more serious charge.
plead to earnestly request or appeal. [5 definitions]
pleadable combined form of plead.
pleading the act of making a plea. [3 definitions]
pleasant pleasing; agreeable. [2 definitions]
pleasantry a casual remark intended to compliment or otherwise please another, esp. in a social situation of no great importance.
please to satisfy or give pleasure to; make happy. [5 definitions]
pleased made satisfied or happy.
pleased as Punch very pleased or gratified.
pleasing giving enjoyment or satisfaction.
pleasurable giving or causing pleasure.
pleasure a happy, delighted, or satisfied feeling. [6 definitions]
pleasureless combined form of pleasure.
pleasure principle in psychoanalysis, the theory that humans tend to secure gratification and pleasure and to avoid pain or unpleasantness.