please behave meaning, please behave definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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please

  

      vb  
1    to give satisfaction, pleasure, or contentment to (a person); make or cause (a person) to be glad  
2    to be the will of or have the will (to)  
if it pleases you, the court pleases     
3    if you please   if you will or wish, sometimes used in ironic exclamation  
4    pleased with   happy because of  
5    please oneself   to do as one likes  
      adv  
6    sentence modifier   used in making polite requests and in pleading, asking for a favour, etc.  
please don't tell the police where I am     
7    yes please   a polite formula for accepting an offer, invitation, etc.  
     (C14 plese, from Old French plaisir, from Latin placere to please, satisfy)  
  pleasable      adj  
  pleased      adj  
  pleasedly      adv  
  pleaser      n  
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n.
to behave in a pretentious manner
fashionistas poncing around wearing designer earphones
adv.
someone who is always trying to please others
"He`s always been a people pleaser."
exp.
behave in a manner that is commonly considered as specific to women
[Fam.] it is used most frequently when referring to men who show lack of courage or an excessive shyness or sensitivity. E.g Don't be a pussy; You're such a pussy
exp.
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman

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