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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 please /ˈpliz/

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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Please v. i.
 1. To afford or impart pleasure; to excite agreeable emotions.
    What pleasing scemed, for her now pleases more.   --Milton.
    For we that live to please, must please to live.   --Johnson.
 2. To have pleasure; to be willing, as a matter of affording pleasure or showing favor; to vouchsafe; to consent.
 Heavenly stranger, please to taste
 These bounties.   --Milton.
    That he would please 8give me my liberty.   --Swift.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : used in polite request; "please pay attention"
      v 1: give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the
           senses"; "a pleasing sensation" [syn: delight] [ant: displease]
      2: be the will of or have the will (to); "he could do many
         things if he pleased"
      3: give satisfaction; "The waiters around her aim to please"