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Definition of "please" []

  • To give enjoyment, pleasure, or satisfaction to; make glad or contented. (verb-transitive)
  • To be the will or desire of: May it please the court to admit this firearm as evidence. (verb-transitive)
  • To give satisfaction or pleasure; be agreeable: waiters who try hard to please. (verb-intransitive)
  • To have the will or desire; wish: Do as you please. Sit down, if you please. (verb-intransitive)
  • If it is your desire or pleasure; if you please. Used in polite requests: Please stand back. Pay attention, please. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "please" in a sentence
  • "The opening chapter of the book here under discussion elicited a raspberry note to budding Scenarists: opening the text with camera directions gives the game away; and please please *please* no more references to that a-photograph-steals-the-soul riff, which I first happened upon in the Ur-text called..."
  • "Great idea, but please *please* promise you won't do that again!"
  • "So please, you whisper to yourself, trying to telepathically bully everyone else in the room--*please* don't ask any questions."