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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pleased \Pleased\, adjective Experiencing pleasure. -- {Pleas"ed*ly}, adverb -- {Pleas"ed*ness}, noun

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Please \Please\, verb (used with an object) [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 satisfy.

I pray to God that it may plesen you. --Chaucer.

What next I bring shall please thee, be assured. --Milton.

2. To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to desire; to will.

Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he. --Ps. cxxxv. 6.

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. --Dryden.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pleased

adjective

1: experiencing or manifesting pleasure [ant: {displeased}]

2: feeling pleasurable satisfaction over something by which you measures your self-worth; "proud of their child" [syn: {pleased}, {proud of(p)}]


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