Pleasure

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Etymology

From Early Modern English [[pleasur#|pleasur]], [[plesur#|plesur]], alteration (with ending accommodated to [[-ure#|-ure]]), of Middle English plaisir (pleasure), from Template:Fro {{ Template:Fro/script |[[plesir#Template:Fro|plesir]]|face=term|lang=fro}}, {{ Template:Fro/script |[[plaisir#Template:Fro|plaisir]]|face=term|lang=fro}} (to please), infinitive used as a noun, conjugated form of {{ Template:Fro/script |[[plaisir#Template:Fro|plaisir]]|face=term|lang=fro}} or {{ Template:Fro/script |[[plaire#Template:Fro|plaire]]|face=term|lang=fro}}, from [[placeo#|placēre]] (to please, to seem good), from the Proto-Indo-European {{ine-pro|*plā-k-||wide and flat}}. More at [[please#|please]].

Pronunciation

Noun

Pleasure (plural [[Pleasures#|Pleasures]])
  1. (Articlesuncountable) A state of being pleased.
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  2. (Articlescountable) A person, thing or action that causes enjoyment.
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  3. (Articlesuncountable) One's preference.
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  4. (ArticlesformalArticles, uncountable) The will or desire of someone or some agency in power.
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    • Bible, Isaiah xlviii. 14
      He will do his pleasure on Babylon.
    • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
      Use your pleasure; if your love do not persuade you to come, let not my letter.

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Interjection

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  1. pleased to meet you

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Verb

Pleasure (third-person singular simple present [[Pleasures#|Pleasures]], present participle [[Pleasureing#|Pleasureing]], simple past and past participle [[Pleasureed#|Pleasureed]])
  1. (Articlestransitive) To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
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    • Tennyson
      [Rolled] his hoop to pleasure Edith.
  2. (Articlestransitive) to give pleasure (especially sexual pleasure) to
    Johnny pleasured Jackie orally last night.
  3. (ArticlesintransitiveArticles, dated) To take pleasure; to seek or pursue pleasure.
    to go pleasuring

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