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Etymology 1

Middle English plese < Old French plaisir < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] placēre (to please, to seem good).

Verb

Infinitive
to please

Third person singular
pleas

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to please (third-person singular simple present pleas, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make happy or satisfy; to give pleasure.
    Her presentation pleased the executives.
  2. (intransitive) To desire; to will.
    Just do as you please.
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Etymology 2

Short for if you please, itself a shortening of if it pleases you.

Alternative forms

  • (for the exaggerated way it is often pronounced) puh-lease

Interjection

please

  1. An interjection used to make a polite request.
    • Please, pass the bread.
    • Would you please sign this form?
    • Could you tell me the time, please?
  2. An expression of annoyance or impatience.
    • Oh, please, do we have to hear that again?
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Etymology 3

A calque of [[w:Template:lang:de language|Template:lang:de]][[Category:Template:lang:de derivations]] bitte (excuse me). [1]

Interjection

please

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Said as a request to repeat information; excuse me. [2] [3]

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