- First Reference: Genesis 16:6
- Last Reference: Ecclesiastes 8:3
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
PLEASE, verb transitive s as z. [Latin placere, placeo.]
1. To excite agreeable sensations or emotions in; to gratify; as, to please the taste; to please the mind.
Their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem, Hamor's son. Genesis 34:18.
Leave such to trifle with more grace than ease,
Whom folly pleases, and whose follies please
2. To satisfy; to content.
What next I bring shall please
Thy wish exactly to thy heart's desire.
3. To prefer; to have satisfaction in; to like; to choose.
Many of our most skilful painters were pleased or recommend this author to me.
To be pleased in or with, to approve; to have complacency in. Matthew 3:17.
To please God, is to love his character and law and perform his will, so as to become the object of his approbation.
They that are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:8.
PLEASE, verb intransitive s as z. To like; to choose; to prefer.
Spirits, freed from mortal laws, with ease
Assume what sexes and what shapes they please
1. To condescend; to comply; to be pleased; a word of ceremony.
PLEASE you, lords,
In sight of both our battles we may meet.
The first words that I learnt were, to express my desire that he would please to give me my liberty.
PLEASE expresses less gratification than delight.
PLE'ASED, participle passive Gratified; affected with agreeable sensations or emotions.
PLE'ASEMAN, noun An officious person who courts favor servilely; a pickthank.
PLE'ASER, noun One that pleases or gratifies; one that courts favor by humoring or flattering compliances or a show of obedience; as men-pleasers. Ephesians 6:1. Colossians 3:1.