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Definition of Please

v. t.1.To give pleasure to; to excite agreeable sensations or emotions in; to make glad; to gratify; to content; to satisfy.
[imp. & p. p. Pleased; p. pr. & vb. n. Pleasing.]
I pray to God that it may plesen you.
- Chaucer.
What next I bring shall please thee, be assured.
- Milton.
2.To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to desire; to will.
Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he.
- Ps. cxxxv. 6.
A man doing as he wills, and doing as he pleases, are the same things in common speech.
- J. Edwards.
3.To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; - used impersonally.
To-morrow, may it please you.
- Shak.
To be pleased in
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.
v. i.1.To afford or impart pleasure; to excite agreeable emotions.
What pleasing scemed, for her now pleases more.
- Milton.
For we that live to please, must please to live.
- Johnson.
2.To have pleasure; to be willing, as a matter of affording pleasure or showing favor; to vouchsafe; to consent.
Heavenly stranger, please to taste
These bounties.
- Milton.
That he would please 8give me my liberty.
- Swift.

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