UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpliːzd/US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/plizd/

From the verb please: (⇒ conjugate)
pleased is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. (very) pleased to meet you
  2. am ever so pleased to [see you, hear that]
  3. pleased to [see, hear from] you again
  4. you will be pleased to [hear, know, receive]
  5. she will be pleased when she [finds out, learns of, hears about]
  6. he will be pleased if you [tell, ask] him
  7. would be (more than) pleased to [help, help out, pitch in, assist]
  8. we are pleased to [announce, present, reveal, offer, tell]
  9. am pleased to [announce, introduce]
  10. am pleased and proud (to)
  11. I'm (really) pleased (that) you [phoned, asked, came]
  12. I'm [really, so] pleased for you!
  13. was very pleased [by, at, with] the news
  14. was (very) pleased with his [result, performance, effort]
  15. you [look, seem] very pleased with yourself
  16. wasn't too pleased [about, with, when]
  17. UK: he wasn't best pleased
  18. a pleased [look, expression, grin] (on her face)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. please [do not, don't]
  2. please note that
  3. please [contact, call me back] (immediately)
  4. please [select, choose] (one of the following)
  5. please call [ahead of time, before coming, to make an appointment]
  6. please be [patient, advised, aware, careful]
  7. please [help yourself, make yourself at home]
  8. please log in to
  9. please make sure that
  10. please provide your [name, address]
  11. please [come, leave, arrive, be ready] by [5:00]
  12. please [can, may] I
  13. can you [help, assist] me, please?
  14. if you have [questions, concerns], please contact
  15. could you please [come here, do me a favor]?
  16. would you please stop [shouting, asking]!
  17. a cup of [tea, coffee], please
  18. please do!
  1. please [your parents, your lover, the crowd]
  2. please her [in bed, sexually]
  3. please her with [flowers, a ring, a fancy dinner]
  4. please them with (her) good [grades, behavior]
  5. pleases your [parents] (that)
  6. pleases me to [see, hear, know]
  7. pleased him greatly
  8. (tried to) please [her, everybody, all the guests]
  9. you can't please [everyone, all of the people, them all]
  10. [difficult, easy, hard] to please
  11. [eager, ready, here] to please
  12. am pleased [with, by] your good [grades]
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