please Definition

  • 1used to ask for something in a polite way
  • 2to make someone happy or satisfied

Using please: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "please" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Can you please pass me the salt?

  • Example

    Please let me know if you need any help.

  • Example

    I would be pleased to attend the meeting.

  • Example

    The hotel staff went out of their way to please us.

please Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for please

Phrases with please

  • used to make a polite request or to express a preference


    Could you move your car, if you please? It's blocking my driveway.

  • feeling proud of one's achievements or abilities


    He was very pleased with himself after winning the race.

  • a polite greeting used when meeting someone for the first time


    Pleased to meet you, I'm John.

Origins of please

from Middle English 'plesen', meaning 'to please'


Summary: please in Brief

The verb 'please' [pliːz] is used to make polite requests or to make someone happy or satisfied. It can be used in various contexts, such as asking for help or expressing gratitude, as in 'Please let me know if you need any help.' 'Please' can also be used in phrases like 'if you please,' and 'pleased to meet you,' which are polite expressions of preference and greeting, respectively.

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