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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!”



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