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English definition of “please”

please

exclamation (POLITE REQUEST)   /pliz/
commonly used in order to make a request more polite, or, sometimes, to make it stronger or urgent: Could I please have some ketchup for my hamburger? Please be sure to take all your personal belongings when you leave the train. Please do as I say and don’t ask questions. "Would you like some more salad?" "Please (= yes, I would)."
(Definition of please exclamation (POLITE REQUEST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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