please - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/pliːz/
present tense
I/you/we/theyplease
he/she/itpleases
present participlepleasing
past tensepleased
past participlepleased
  1. to make someone feel happy and satisfied

    He’ll do anything to please her.

    It pleased her teachers to see her making progress.

    As a child, she’d always been anxious to please.

    hard/difficult to please:

    Some of our customers can be very difficult to please.