Definition for PLEASE

PLEASE, v.i. [s as z.]

  1. To like; to choose; to prefer. Spirits, freed from mortal laws, with ease / Assume what sexes and what shapes they please. – Pope.
  2. To condescend; to comply; to be pleased; a word of ceremony. Please you, lords, / In sight of both our battles we may meet. – Shak. The first words that I learnt were to express my desire that he would please to give me my liberty. – Swift. Please expresses less gratification than delight.

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