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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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.  ``It  pleased  the  Father  that  in  him  should 
  all  fullness  dwell.''  --Col.  i.  19. 
 
  To-morrow,  may  it  please  you  --Shak. 
 
  {To  be  pleased  in}  or  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Please  \Please\,  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  please 
  v  1:  give  pleasure  to  be  pleasing  to  [syn:  {delight}]  [ant:  {displease}] 
  2:  be  the  will  of  or  have  the  will  (to);  "he  could  do  many 
  things  if  he  pleased" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  PLEASE,  v.  To  lay  the  foundation  for  a  superstructure  of  imposition. 
 
 




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