One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he'd do anything to please her’
make happy, give pleasure to, make someone content, make someone glad, make someone pleased, make someone feel good, delight, charm, amuse, divert, entertain, be agreeable to, gladden, cheer up
satisfy, gratify, humour, oblige, content, suit
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2‘guests are urged to do as they please’
like, want, wish, desire, see fit, think fit, choose, be inclined, will, prefer, opt
1‘let me know as soon as possible, please’
if you please, if you wouldn't mind, if you would be so good
kindly, have the goodness to, pray
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