If someone seems very satisfied with something they have done, you can say that they are pleased with themselves, especially if you think they are more satisfied than they should be. He was pleased with himself for having remembered her name
politeness If you say you will be pleased to do something, you are saying in a polite way that you are willing to do it. We will be pleased to answer any questions you may have = happy
experiencing or manifesting pleasure feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth; "proud of their child
When you are about to give someone some news which you know will please them, you can say that you are pleased to tell them the news or that they will be pleased to hear it. I'm pleased to say that he is now doing well = happy
experiencing pleasure or joy; "happy you are here"; "pleased with the good news"
formulae You can say `Pleased to meet you' as a polite way of greeting someone who you are meeting for the first time
feelings You can tell someone that you are pleased with something they have done in order to express your approval. I'm pleased with the way things have been going I am very pleased about the result We are pleased that the problems have been resolved We were very pleased to hear this encouraging news. = happy
If you are pleased, you are happy about something or satisfied with something. Felicity seemed pleased at the suggestion I think he's going to be pleased that we identified the real problems They're pleased to be going home He glanced at her with a pleased smile
politeness In official letters, people often say they will be pleased to do something, as a polite way of introducing what they are going to do or inviting people to do something. We will be pleased to delete the charge from the original invoice
feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth; "proud of their child"
give pleasure to or be pleasing to; "These colors please the senses"; "a pleasing sensation" give satisfaction; "The waiters around her aim to please" be the will of or have the will (to); "he could do many things if he pleased" used in polite request; "please pay attention
You use please in expressions such as as she pleases, whatever you please, and anything he pleases to indicate that someone can do or have whatever they want. Women should be free to dress and act as they please Isabel can live where she pleases
feelings You say `please yourself' to indicate in a rather rude way that you do not mind or care whether the person you are talking to does a particular thing or not. `Do you mind if I wait?' I asked. Melanie shrugged: `Please yourself.'
feelings You can say please to indicate that you want someone to stop doing something or stop speaking. You would say this if, for example, what they are doing or saying makes you angry or upset. Please, Mary, this is all so unnecessary
politeness If you please is sometimes used as a very polite and formal way of attracting someone's attention or of asking them to do something. Ladies and gentlemen, if you please. Miss Taylor's going to play for us
politeness You say please when you are politely asking or inviting someone to do something. Can you help us please? Would you please open the door? Please come in `May I sit here?' --- `Please do.' Can we have the bill please?
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politeness You can say please in order to attract someone's attention politely. Children in particular say `please' to attract the attention of a teacher or other adult. Please sir, can we have some more?
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