Meaning of “please” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /pliːz/

B1 [ I, T ] to make someone happy:

the desire to please
I only got married to please my parents.
→ Opposite displease
anything/as/what/whatever, etc you please

used to say that someone can have or do anything they want:

Feel free to talk about anything you please.
He can come and go as he pleases.
Please yourself.

a slightly rude way of telling someone that you do not care what they choose to do:

"I don't want anything to eat." "Please yourself."

(Definition of “please verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)