Please
Please Please, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pleasing}.] [OE. plesen, OF. plaisir, fr. L. placere, akin to placare to reconcile. Cf. {Complacent}, {Placable}, {Placid}, {Plea}, {Plead}, {Pleasure}.] 1. To give pleasure to; to excite agreeable sensations or emotions in; to make glad; to gratify; to content; to satisfy. [1913 Webster]

I pray to God that it may plesen you. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

What next I bring shall please thee, be assured. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to desire; to will. [1913 Webster]

Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he. --Ps. cxxxv. 6. [1913 Webster]

A man doing as he wills, and doing as he pleases, are the same things in common speech. --J. Edwards. [1913 Webster]

3. To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; -- used impersonally. ``It pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell.'' --Col. i. 19. [1913 Webster]

To-morrow, may it please you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To be pleased in} or {To be pleased with}, to have complacency in; to take pleasure in.

{To be pleased to do a thing}, to take pleasure in doing it; to have the will to do it; to think proper to do it. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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