Pronunciation Verb

please (pleases, present participle pleasing; past and past participle pleased)

  1. (ambitransitive) To make happy or satisfy; to give pleasure to.
    Her presentation pleased the executives.
    I'm pleased to see you've been behaving yourself.
    Our new range of organic foods is sure to please.
  2. (intransitive, ergative) To desire; to will; to be pleased by.
    Just do as you please.
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please (not comparable)

  1. Used to make a polite request.
    Please, pass the bread.
    Would you please sign this form?
    Could you tell me the time, please?
    May I take your order, please?
  2. Used as an affirmative to an offer.
    —May I help you? —Please.
  3. An expression of annoyance or impatience.
    Oh, please, do we have to hear that again?
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please (not comparable)

  1. (Cincinnati) Said as a request to repeat information.

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