HyperDic: please

English > 4 senses of the word please:
VERBemotionplease, delightgive pleasure to or be pleasing to
emotionpleasebe the will of or have the will (to)
emotionpleasegive satisfaction
ADVERBallpleaseused in polite request
please > pronunciation
Soundspliy'z
RhymesAchilles ... Yerkes: 115 rhymes with iyz...
English > please: 4 senses > adverb 1
MeaningUsed in polite request.
Example"please pay attention"
Spanishpor favor
Catalanper favor, si us plau
English > please: 4 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningGive pleasure to or be pleasing to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe good news will please her; The performance is likely to please Sue
Example"These colors please the senses"
Synonymdelight
Cause tolikeBe fond of
likeFind enjoyable or agreeable
Entailed bytitillateexcite pleasurably or erotically
Narrowerenchant, enrapture, transport, enthrall, ravish, enthral, delighthold spellbound
endearmake attractive or lovable
Broadersatisfy, gratifymake happy or satisfied
OppositedispleaseGive displeasure to
Similar topleaseGive satisfaction
Spanishagradar, complacer, deleitarse, deleitar, disfrutar, encantar, gustar, halagar
Catalanafalagar, agradar, amoixar, complaure, delectar, delitar-se, disfrutar, encantar, plaure
Adjectivespleasantaffording pleasure
Nounspleasera pleasing entertainer
pleasingthe act of one who pleases
pleasurean activity that affords enjoyment
pleasuresomething or someone that provides a source of happiness
pleasurea fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
English > please: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningBe the will of or have the will (to).
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"he could do many things if he pleased"
Broaderwish, care, likeprefer or wish to do something
Spanishplacer
Nounspleasurean activity that affords enjoyment
English > please: 4 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningGive satisfaction.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The waiters around her aim to please"
Broadersatisfy, gratifymake happy or satisfied
Similar toplease, delightGive pleasure to or be pleasing to
Adjectivespleasant(of persons) having pleasing manners or behavior

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