please


please
pleasable, adj.pleasedly /plee"zid lee, pleezd"-/, adv.pleasedness, n.pleaser, n.
/pleez/, adv., v., pleased, pleasing.
adv.
1. (used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?
v.t.
2. to act to the pleasure or satisfaction of: to please the public.
3. to be the pleasure or will of: May it please your Majesty.
v.i.
4. to like, wish, or feel inclined: Go where you please.
5. to give pleasure or satisfaction; be agreeable: manners that please.
6. if you please,
a. if it be your pleasure; if you like or prefer.
b. (used as an exclamation expressing astonishment, indignation, etc.): The missing letter was in his pocket, if you please!
[1275-1325; (v.) ME plesen, plaisen < MF plaisir L placere to please, seem good (see PLACID); the use of please with requests, etc., is presumably a reduction of the clause (it) please you may it please you, later reinforced by imper. use of intransit. please to be pleased, wish]
Syn. 4. choose, desire, prefer.

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