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please meaning

EN[pliːz] [-iːz]
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WPlease
  • Please is a polite expression of request.
  • Other meanings of please include:
  • To "please", as a verb, means to give pleasure or gratification
  • "Pleasing" means finding an object or person aesthetically attractive or appealing
  • Please may also refer to:

    Definition of please in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGpleasesPRpleasingPT, PPpleasedSUF-ase
    1. VT To make happy or satisfy; to give pleasure to.
      1. Her presentation pleased the executives. ‎
      2. I'm pleased to see you've been behaving yourself. ‎
    2. VI (ergative) To desire; to will; to be pleased by.
      1. Just do as you please. ‎
  • Adverb
    1. Used to make a polite request.
      1. Please, pass the bread.
      2. Would you please sign this form?
      3. Could you tell me the time, please?
      4. May I take your order, please?
    2. Used as an affirmative to an offer.
      1. —May I help you? —Please.
    3. An expression of annoyance or impatience.
      1. Oh, please, do we have to hear that again?
    4. (regional, Cincinnati) Said as a request to repeat information.
    5. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Would you please stand here and stir this pot so that the chocolate doesn't burn? ‎
        • Police: Yes, please breathe into this, sir; we need to take a breathalyzer test.
        • Pouring drinks is one thing I always make a hash of, so please help yourselves.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • Please readd me to your contact list; my ICQ number has changed.
        • Please listen carefully as I explain.  I like to listen to music. ‎
        • Please stop telling me how smart I am - you'll give me a big head!
      3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • Of all the things that attracted her to the park, the timelessness of the ever-flowing river was most pleasing.
        • Can you help me to give out the new books to the class, please?
        • Can you move up to the next seat so we can sit together, please?
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adverbs
        • Uncomparable adverbs
        • Verbs
          • Ergative verbs
            • Intransitive verbs
              • Transitive verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en pleased
            2. en pleaser
            3. en pleases
            4. en pleasest
            5. en pleaseth
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of please for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "please" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a verb, more specifically, an ergative verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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