(verb, adverb)


1. used in polite request

- please pay attention

Sentences with please as an adverb:

- Please, pass the bread.

- Would you please sign this form?

- Could you tell me the time, please?

- May I take your order, please?

- —May I help you? —Please.

- Oh, please, do we have to hear that again?


1. give pleasure to or be pleasing to

- These colors please the senses

Similar word(s): delight

Definition categories: emotion, gratify, satisfy

2. be the will of or have the will (to)

- he could do many things if he pleased

Definition categories: emotion, care, like, wish

3. give satisfaction

- The waiters around her aim to please

Definition categories: emotion, gratify, satisfy

Sentences with please as a verb:

- Her presentation pleased the executives.

- I'm pleased to see you've been behaving yourself.

- Just do as you please.