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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]: 
 
  Pleasing  \Pleas"ing\,  a. 
  Giving  pleasure  or  satisfaction;  causing  agreeable  emotion; 
  agreeable;  delightful;  as  a  pleasing  prospect;  pleasing 
  manners.  ``Pleasing  harmony.''  --Shak.  ``Pleasing  features.'' 
  --Macaulay.  --  {Pleas"ing*ly},  adv  --  {Pleas"ing*ness},  n. 
 
  Syn:  Gratifying;  delightful;  agreeable.  See  {Pleasant}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pleasing  \Pleas"ing\,  n. 
  An  object  of  pleasure.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pleasing 
  adj  1:  giving  pleasure  and  satisfaction;  "a  pleasing  piece  of 
  news";  "pleasing  in  manner  and  appearance"  [ant:  {displeasing}] 
  2:  aesthetically  pleasing;  "an  artistic  flower  arrangement" 
  [syn:  {aesthetic},  {esthetic},  {artistic}] 
  3:  giving  pleasure  or  satisfaction  [syn:  {appreciated},  {gratifying}, 
  {satisfying}] 
  4:  able  to  please  or  win  approval 
  n  :  the  act  of  indulging  or  gratifying  a  desire  [syn:  {indulgence}, 
  {indulging},  {pampering},  {humoring}] 




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