The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Please \Please\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pleased; p. pr. & vb. n.
Pleasing.] [OE. plesen, OF. plaisir, fr. L. placere, akin
to placare to reconcile. Cf. Complacent, Placable,
Placid, Plea, Plead, Pleasure.]
1. To give pleasure to; to excite agreeable sensations or
emotions in; to make glad; to gratify; to content; to
I pray to God that it may plesen you. --Chaucer.
What next I bring shall please thee, be assured.
2. To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to
desire; to will.
Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he. --Ps.
A man doing as he wills, and doing as he pleases,
are the same things in common speech. --J. Edwards.
3. To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; -- used
impersonally. "It pleased the Father that in him should
all fullness dwell." --Col. i. 19.
To-morrow, may it please you. --Shak.
To be pleased in or To be pleased with, to have
complacency in; to take pleasure in.
To be pleased to do a thing, to take pleasure in doing it;
to have the will to do it; to think proper to do it.