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To be pleased to do a thing

Please \Please\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pleased; p. pr. & vb. n. Pleasing.] [OE. plesen, OF. plaisir, fr. L. placere, akin to placare to reconcile. Cf. Complacent, Placable, Placid, Plea, Plead, Pleasure.]

  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.

    What next I bring shall please thee, be assured.

  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.''
    --Col. i. 19.

    To-morrow, may it please you.

    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.