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Pronunciation: (plēz), [key]
adv., v., pleased, pleas•ing.


adv.
(used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?

v.t.
1. to act to the pleasure or satisfaction of: to please the public.
2. to be the pleasure or will of: May it please your Majesty.

v.i.
1. to like, wish, or feel inclined: Go where you please.
2. to give pleasure or satisfaction; be agreeable: manners that please.
3. if you please,
a. if it be your pleasure; if you like or prefer.
b. (used as an exclamation expressing astonishment, indignation, etc.): The missing letter was in his pocket, if you please!

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