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Beg vs. Please

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Begverb

(intransitive) to request the help of someone, often in the form of money

‘He begged on the street corner from passers-by.’;

Pleaseverb

(transitive) To make happy or satisfy; to give pleasure to.

‘Her presentation pleased the executives.’; ‘I'm pleased to see you've been behaving yourself.’;

Begverb

(transitive) to plead with someone for help, a favor, etc.; to entreat

‘I beg your pardon. I didn't mean to cause offence.’; ‘He begged her to go to the prom with him.’;

Pleaseverb

To desire; to will; to be pleased by.

‘Just do as you please.’;

Begverb

(transitive) to assume, in the phrase beg the question

Pleaseadverb

Used to make a polite request.

‘Please, pass the bread.’; ‘Would you please sign this form?’; ‘Could you tell me the time, please?’; ‘May I take your order, please?’;

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Begverb

(proscribed) to raise a question, in the phrase beg the question

Pleaseadverb

Used as an affirmative to an offer.

‘—May I help you? —Please.’;

Begverb

To ask to be appointed guardian for, or to ask to have a guardian appointed for.

Pleaseadverb

An expression of annoyance or impatience.

‘Oh, please, do we have to hear that again?’;

Begnoun

a provincial governor under the Ottoman Empire, a bey

Pleaseadverb

(Cincinnati) Said as a request to repeat information.

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Begnoun

A title of honor in Turkey and in some other parts of the East; a bey.

Pleaseverb

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.’; ‘What next I bring shall please thee, be assured.’;

Begverb

To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech.

‘I do beg your good will in this case.’; ‘[Joseph] begged the body of Jesus.’;

Pleaseverb

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

‘Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he.’; ‘A man doing as he wills, and doing as he pleases, are the same things in common speech.’;

Begverb

To ask for as a charity, esp. to ask for habitually or from house to house.

‘Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.’;

Pleaseverb

To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; - used impersonally.

‘To-morrow, may it please you.’;

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Begverb

To make petition to; to entreat; as, to beg a person to grant a favor.

Pleaseverb

To afford or impart pleasure; to excite agreeable emotions.

‘What pleasing scemed, for her now pleases more.’; ‘For we that live to please, must please to live.’;

Begverb

To take for granted; to assume without proof.

Pleaseverb

To have pleasure; to be willing, as a matter of affording pleasure or showing favor; to vouchsafe; to consent.

‘Heavenly stranger, please to tasteThese bounties.’; ‘That he would please 8give me my liberty.’;

Begverb

To ask to be appointed guardiln for, or to aso to havo a guardian appointed for.

‘Else some will beg thee, in the court of wards.’;

Pleaseverb

give pleasure to or be pleasing to;

‘These colors please the senses’; ‘a pleasing sensation’;

Begverb

To ask alms or charity, especially to ask habitually by the wayside or from house to house; to live by asking alms.

‘I can not dig; to beg I am ashamed.’;

Pleaseverb

be the will of or have the will (to);

‘he could do many things if he pleased’;

Begverb

call upon in supplication; entreat;

‘I beg you to stop!’;

Pleaseverb

give satisfaction;

‘The waiters around her aim to please’;

Begverb

make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently;

‘Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce’; ‘My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities’;

Pleaseadverb

used in polite request;

‘please pay attention’;

Begverb

ask to obtain free;

‘beg money and food’;

Pleaseverb

cause to feel happy and satisfied

‘it pleased him to be seen with someone in the news’; ‘he arranged a fishing trip to please his son’;

Pleaseverb

give satisfaction

‘she was quiet and eager to please’;

Pleaseverb

satisfy aesthetically

‘he was wearing a buttonhole that did not quite please the eye’;

Pleaseverb

take only one's own wishes into consideration in deciding how to act or proceed

‘this is the first time in ages that I can just please myself’;

Pleaseverb

wish or desire to do something

‘feel free to wander around as you please’;

Pleaseverb

it is someone's choice to do something

‘instead of attending the meeting, it pleased him to go off hunting’;

Pleaseadverb

used in polite requests or questions

‘please address letters to the Editor’; ‘what type of fish is this, please?’;

Pleaseadverb

used to add urgency and emotion to a request

‘please, please come home!’;

Pleaseadverb

used to agree politely to a request

‘‘May I ring you at home?’ ‘Please do.’’;

Pleaseadverb

used in polite or emphatic acceptance of an offer

‘‘Would you like a drink?’ ‘Yes, please.’’;

Pleaseadverb

used to ask someone to stop doing something of which the speaker disapproves

‘Rita, please—people are looking’;

Pleaseadverb

used to express incredulity or irritation

‘Oh please, is that meant to be a serious argument?’;

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