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please

 (plēz)
v. pleased, pleas·ing, pleas·es
v.tr.
1. To give enjoyment, pleasure, or satisfaction to; make glad or contented.
2. To be the will or desire of: May it please the court to admit this firearm as evidence.
v.intr.
1. To give satisfaction or pleasure; be agreeable: waiters who try hard to please.
2. To have the will or desire; wish: Do as you please. Sit down, if you please.
adv.
1. If it is your desire or pleasure; if you please. Used in polite requests: Please stand back. Pay attention, please.
2. Yes. Used in polite affirmative replies to offers: May I help you? Please.

[Middle English plesen, from Old French plaisir; see pleasant.]

pleas′er n.
Synonyms: please, delight, gladden, gratify
These verbs mean to give pleasure to: was pleased by their success; a gift that would delight any child; praise that gladdens the spirit; progress that gratified all concerned.
Antonym: displease

pleased

disappointed

The following adjectives can be used to indicate how pleased or disappointed someone is. They are arranged from 'most pleased' to 'most disappointed':

  • thrilled, overjoyed
    I was so thrilled to get a good report from him.
    He was overjoyed at his son's return.
  • delighted
    I know Frank will be delighted to see you.
  • glad, pleased
    The people seem genuinely glad to see you.
    They're pleased to be going home.
  • satisfied
    We are not satisfied with these results.
  • resigned, philosophical
    Pauline was already resigned to losing her home.
    I was always philosophical about being ill.
  • disappointed
    I was disappointed that Kluge was not there.
  • upset
    After she died I felt very, very upset.
  • shattered, devastated
    It is desperately sad news and I am absolutely shattered to hear it.
    Teresa was devastated, her dreams shattered.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pleased - experiencing or manifesting pleasure
content, contented - satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are; "a contented smile"
displeased - not pleased; experiencing or manifesting displeasure
2.pleased - feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth; "proud of their child"
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"

pleased

adjective happy, delighted, contented, satisfied, thrilled, glad, tickled, gratified, over the moon (informal), chuffed (Brit. slang), euphoric, rapt, in high spirits, tickled pink (informal), pleased as punch (informal) They're pleased to be going home.

pleased

adjective
Eagerly compliant:
Translations
مَسْرورمَسْرور، راضٍ، سَعيد
spokojený
glad fortilfredstilfreds med
mielissään
zadovoljan
ánægîur
嬉しい
기뻐하는
veselzadovoljen
nöjd
พอใจ
hài lòng

pleased

[pliːzd] ADJ
1. to be pleased (= happy) → estar contento; (= satisfied) → estar satisfecho
we will be pleased to answer any questionscontestaremos, encantados or con mucho gusto, todas sus preguntas
I am pleased to hear itme alegra saberlo
pleased to meet you!mucho gusto (en conocerlo), encantado (de conocerlo)
we are pleased to inform you thatnos complace or nos es grato comunicarle que ...
I'm so pleased you could make itcómo me alegro de que hayas podido venir
he wasn't too pleased that I had sold itno le hizo mucha gracia que lo hubiese vendido
to be pleased about/at sth I am pleased at the decisionme alegro de la decisión
we were pleased at the newsla noticia nos alegró
I'm not very pleased about itno me hace mucha gracia
I'm really pleased for youme alegro mucho por ti
what are you looking so pleased about?¿a qué se debe esa cara de alegría?
to be pleased with sb/sthestar contento con algn/algo
he was pleased with my progressestaba contento con or satisfecho de mis progresos
he is/looks very pleased with himselfestá/parece estar muy satisfecho de sí mismo or consigo mismo
you needn't look so pleased with yourselfesa cara de satisfacción que tienes sobra
see also Punch
2. (with noun)
he glanced at her with a pleased smilela miró, sonriendo satisfecho
there was a look of pleased surprise on her facese le veía en la cara que se había llevado una grata or agradable sorpresa

pleased

[ˈpliːzd] adjcontent(e)
My mother's not going to be very pleased → Ma mère ne va pas être contente du tout.
to be pleased with sth → être content de qch
He was pleased with my progress → Il était content de mes progrès.
It's beautiful: she'll be pleased with it → C'est beau: elle va être contente.
to be pleased with o.s. → être content de soi or contente de soi
to be pleased that ... → être content que + subj ...
She seemed very pleased that he had come → Elle semblait très contente qu'il soit venu.
He's going to be pleased that we identified the real problems → Il va être content que nous ayons identifié les vrais problèmes.
we are pleased to inform you that ... → nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer que ...
to be pleased to help → être heureux d'aider
I'd be pleased to help → Je serais heureux d'aider.
pleased to meet you! → enchanté (de faire votre connaissance)!
to be none too pleased → n'être guère enchanté
Marianne was none too pleased to find Simon seated beside her → Marianne n'était guère enchantée de trouver Simon assis à côté d'elle

pleased

adj (= happy) expressionfreudig; (= satisfied)zufrieden; to be pleased (about something)sich (→ über etw acc) → freuen; I’m pleased to hear that …es freut mich zu hören, dass …; pleased to meet you or to make your acquaintanceangenehm (form), → freut mich; I’m pleased to be able to announce that …ich freue mich, mitteilen zu können, dass …; we are pleased to inform you that …wir freuen uns, Ihnen mitteilen zu können, dass …; to be pleased at somethingüber etw (acc)erfreut sein; to be pleased with somebody/somethingmit jdm/etw zufrieden sein; pleased with oneselfmit sich selbst zufrieden, selbstgefällig (pej); that’s nothing to be pleased aboutdas ist aber gar nicht gut; I was only too pleased to helpes war mir wirklich eine Freude zu helfen; they will be only too pleased to let someone else take the riskes wird ihnen nur zu recht sein, jemand anders das Risiko tragen zu lassen

pleased

[pliːzd] adj (happy) → felice, lieto/a; (satisfied) → contento/a, soddisfatto/a
to be pleased (about sth) → essere contento/a (di qc)
pleased to meet you! → piacere!
I am not pleased at your decision → la tua decisione non mi ha fatto piacere
to be pleased with sb/sth → essere contento/a or soddisfatto/a di qn/qc
to be pleased with o.s. → compiacersi, essere compiaciuto/a di sé
we are pleased to inform you that ... → abbiamo il piacere di informarla che...

please

(pliːz) verb
1. to do what is wanted by (a person); to give pleasure or satisfaction to. You can't please everyone all the time; It pleases me to read poetry.
2. to choose, want, like. He does as he pleases.
adverb
a word added to an order or request in order to be polite. Please open the window; Close the door, please; Will you please come with me?
pleased adjective
happy; satisfied. Aren't you pleased about moving house?; She was pleased with the dress.
ˈpleasing adjective
giving pleasure; attractive. a pleasing view.
ˈpleasingly adverb
if you please
please. Come this way, if you please.
please yourself
do what you choose. I don't think you should go, but please yourself.

pleased

مَسْرور spokojený tilfreds erfreut ικανοποιημένος contento mielissään content zadovoljan lieto 嬉しい 기뻐하는 tevreden fornøyd zadowolony satisfeito довольный nöjd พอใจ memnun hài lòng 高兴的
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The scholars followed after him in a wild mob, and I was left alone in the school-room, still in a Highly-Magnified state and free to do as I pleased.
Jack was not especially pleased with this idea; but he submitted to having his left leg amputated by the Tin Woodman and whittled down to fit the left leg of the Saw-Horse.
I don't know of any that do,' Alice said very politely, feeling quite pleased to have got into a conversation.
Come, it's pleased so far,' thought Alice, and she went on.
To which he replied, "Wife, if it were God's will, I should be very glad not to be so well pleased as I show myself.
He was not therefore greatly pleased with this cold answer of his nephew; nor could he help launching forth into the praises of Sophia, and expressing some wonder that the heart of a young man could be impregnable to the force of such charms, unless it was guarded by some prior affection.
With Mr Blifil's consent therefore he wrote the next morning to Mr Western, acquainting him that his nephew had very thankfully and gladly received the proposal, and would be ready to wait on the young lady, whenever she should be pleased to accept his visit.
Vronsky's mother, on hearing of his connection, was at first pleased at it, because nothing to her mind gave such a finishing touch to a brilliant young man as a liaison in the highest society; she was pleased, too, that Madame Karenina, who had so taken her fancy, and had talked so much of her son, was, after all, just like all other pretty and well-bred women,--at least according to the Countess Vronskaya's ideas.
He hoped, by means of loyal excuses, to make a friend of Athos, whose lordly air and austere bearing pleased him much.
The Highwayman was so pleased with the Traveller's philosophy and wit that he took him into partnership, and this splendid combination of talent started a newspaper.
I soon found that she was a good driver, and she seemed pleased with my paces.
They were in fact very fine ladies; not deficient in good humour when they were pleased, nor in the power of making themselves agreeable when they chose it, but proud and conceited.