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please

please

 
pronunciation:
pliz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, adverb
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Builder
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pleased, pleases, pleasing
definition 1: to satisfy or give pleasure to; make happy.
As a waiter, I do my best to please the customers.It pleased her to see the children happy with their gifts.No matter what he did, he could never please his father.It pleased me that my old friend had finally achieved success.It pleases him when he receives a compliment.
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.