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please

please

 
pronunciation:
pliz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, adverb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pleased, pleases, pleasing
definition 1: to satisfy or give pleasure to; make happy.
It pleased her to see the children happy with their gifts.No matter what he did, he could never please his father.
synonyms:
content, delight, gladden, gratify, satisfy
antonyms:
aggravate, annoy, dismay, displease, dissatisfy, distress, exasperate, frustrate, grieve, irk, spite
similar words:
amuse, indulge
definition 2: to be the will or wish of.
If it please the court, we'd like to ask for a recess.
similar words:
kindly, suit
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to give satisfaction or pleasure.
Their wealth will not please forever.The sales clerk was eager to please.His childish clowning no longer pleased.
synonyms:
delight, satisfy
antonyms:
annoy, displease
similar words:
charm
definition 2: to wish or like.
He comes and goes as he pleases.
synonyms:
like, want, will, wish
similar words:
choose, elect, prefer
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part of speech: adverb
definition: I beg of you; kindly; if you will (used to intensify or add politeness to a request.)
Call a doctor, please!Please fill out this form.Could you please set the table?
derivations: pleasable (adj.), pleaser (n.)
Word Builder: please +
  • pleased:
    showing pleasure.