Meaning of “pleased” in the English Dictionary

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"pleased" in British English

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uk /pliːzd/ us /pliːzd/

A2 happy or satisfied:

a pleased expression/smile
Are you pleased about John's promotion?
We're so pleased that you're able to come to the wedding.
I'm really pleased with your work this term.
I'm pleased to hear you're feeling better.
be pleased to do sth

to be very willing to do something:

The personnel manager will be pleased to advise you.
I'm only too (= very) pleased to help.

More examples

  • "I'm so pleased to see you, " he beamed .
  • I couldn't help smiling when I thought of how pleased she was going to be.
  • To tell you the truth I'm quite pleased he's not coming.
  • You could tell from her voice that she wasn't pleased.
  • I'm pleased to say that I'm now the proud owner of a new car!

(Definition of “pleased” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pleased" in American English

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us /plizd/

happy or satisfied:

a pleased expression
Mom was not pleased when she saw my grades.
(I’m) pleased to meet you

A person may say (I’m) pleased to meet you as a polite way of greeting someone when they meet for the first time.

(Definition of “pleased” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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