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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Please v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pleased; p. pr. & vb. n. Pleasing.]
 1. To give pleasure to; to excite agreeable sensations or emotions in; to make glad; to gratify; to content; to satisfy.
    I pray to God that it may plesen you.   --Chaucer.
    What next I bring shall please thee, be assured.   --Milton.
 2. To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to desire; to will.
    Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he.   --Ps. cxxxv. 6.
    A man doing as he wills, and doing as he pleases, are the same things in common speech.   --J. Edwards.
 3. To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; -- used impersonally. “It pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell.”
    To-morrow, may it please you.   --Shak.
 To be pleased in or To be pleased with, to have complacency in; to take pleasure in.
 To be pleased to do a thing, to take pleasure in doing it; to have the will to do it; to think proper to do it.