please-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: give pleasure, satifaction, or happiness; be pleasing to

I only got married to please my parents.
He was always a good boy, very friendly and eager to please.
It always pleases me to see a well-designed book!
I am pleased to see you.
We are pleased to announce our 2001-2002 Award winners.

VerbNet: amuse-31.1
FrameNet: Experciencer_obj
PropBank: please.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: wish or will to do something, be the wish or will of

NOTE: This sense does not imply a feeling of pleasure or satisfaction in the thing done.

She thinks she can just do as she pleases.
I shall go out with whoever I please.
May it please the court to admit this firearm as evidence. (If it is the will of the court...)
Sit down, if you please.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2