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interjection please pronunciation in American English /pliz/
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  1. 1
    used as a polite way of asking for something or of asking someone to do something
    Would you help me with these bags, please?
    Could I please have change for a dollar?
    Would you please tell me how much this costs?
  2. 2
    used for emphasizing a request, an order, or a statement
    Please stop making all that noise!
    “Do you mind if we come in?” “Please do.”
    Please note that there will be no class next Thursday.
  3. 3
    used as a polite way of accepting something that someone has offered you
    yes, please: “Would you like some more coffee?” “Yes, please.”
  4. 4
    used for saying that you think someone has said something silly
    “Why don’t you join a gym?” “At my age? Oh, please!”


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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