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.
Pleased a. Experiencing pleasure. -- Pleas*ed*ly adv. -- Pleas*ed*ness, n.
adj 1: experiencing or manifesting pleasure [ant: displeased]
2: feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you
measures your self-worth; "proud of their child" [syn: proud
3: experiencing pleasure or joy; "happy you are here"; "pleased
with the good news" [syn: happy]