Definition of please
What does the word please mean?
part of speech: verb transitive
Be agreeable to, as meant only to p. the eye, his last book will p. you; p. yourself, do as you like; be pleased with, derive pleasure from; I shall (vulg. will) be pleased (glad) to (do, esp. as polite form of consent or offer); think fit, as take as many as you p.; (in formal or iron. deference) His Majesty has been graciously pleased to confer &c., your lordship was pleased to doubt my veracity; (with it as subject, expressed or omitted, representing a prec. or foll. infinitive, clause, or sentence, now chiefly as in last use) it has never pleased him to explain, (may it) p. your honour, there was no moon that night, the matter will be cleared up some day, p. God; (abs.) was anxious to p.; (as polite form of request esp. for trifling services) if you p., with your permission, as I will take another cup, if you p., (with iron. implication that nothing could be more reasonable) & now, if you p., he expects me to pay for it!; (imperat., orig. = may it please you) ring the bell, p., may I come in, p.?, coffee for two, p., p. (to) return it soon, p. don\'t (or p. not to) forget the key. Hence pleased, pleasing, aa., pleasingly adv. [middle English]