it pleases someone to do something

it pleases someone to do something
formal or dated it is someone's choice to do something.
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  • please — verb 1》 cause to feel happy and satisfied.     ↘[often as adjective pleasing] give aesthetic pleasure to: pleasing surroundings. 2》 (please oneself) take only one s own wishes into consideration in deciding how to act or proceed.     ↘wish or… …   English new terms dictionary

  • please — [[t]pli͟ːz[/t]] ♦♦ pleases, pleasing, pleased 1) ADV: ADV with cl (politeness) You say please when you are politely asking or inviting someone to do something. Can you help us please?... Would you please open the door?... Please come in... May I… …   English dictionary

  • please */*/*/ — I UK [pliːz] / US [plɪz] interjection 1) used as a polite way of asking for something or of asking someone to do something Would you help me with these bags, please? Could I have change for a pound, please? Can you tell me how much this costs,… …   English dictionary

  • best — best1 [ best ] function word *** Best is the superlative form of good and well, and can be used in the following ways: as an adjective: Which apples are best for cooking? (after the ): His performance was the best. It was the best party I ve ever …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • please — please1 W2S1 [pli:z] interjection 1.) used to be polite when asking someone to do something ▪ Could you please clean up the living room? ▪ Sit down, please. ▪ Please be quiet! 2.) used to be polite when asking for something ▪ I d like a cup of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • please — please1 [ pliz ] interjection *** 1. ) used as a polite way of asking for something or of asking someone to do something: Would you help me, please? Could I please have change for a dollar? Would you please tell me how much this costs? 2. ) used… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • please*/*/*/ — [pliːz] interjection I 1) used as a polite way of asking for something, or of asking someone to do something Would you help me with these bags, please?[/ex] Could I have change for a pound, please?[/ex] 2) used for emphasizing a request, an order …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • heart — [härt] n. [ME herte < OE heorte, akin to Ger herz < IE base * k̑erd , k̑ṙd , heart > L cor, (gen. cordis), Gr kardia, OIr cride, Serb sr̈ce] 1. a) the hollow, muscular organ in a vertebrate animal that receives blood from the veins and… …   English World dictionary

  • get away with murder — To do as one pleases yet escape punishment or censure • • • Main Entry: ↑murder * * * get away with murder informal phrase to do whatever you want without being stopped or punished They get away with murder in that job. Thesaurus: to escape or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • please — 1 /pli:z/ interjection 1 used when you want to ask for something politely: I d like a cup of coffee, please. | Please can we go now? | “Would you like some more?” “Yes please.” 2 used to emphasize a request or wish: “May I have some water?”… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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