B1 [I or T] to make someone feel happy or satisfied, or to give someone pleasure: I only got married to please my parents. He was always a good boy, very friendly and eager to please. [+ obj + to infinitive ] It always pleases me to see a well-designed book!C2 [I] to want, like, or choose, when used with words such as "whatever", "whoever", and "anywhere": She thinks she can just do whatever/as she pleases. I shall go out with whoever I please.if you please › formal used to express surprise and anger: They want £200, if you please, just to replace a couple of broken windows! › old-fashioned or formal used to make a request more polite: Take your seats, ladies and gentlemen, if you please.