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Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Meaning of "if you please" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF IF YOU PLEASE

if you please play
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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IF YOU PLEASE

if
if only
if the cap fits
if the worst comes to the worst
IFA
IFAD
IFC
Ife
iff
iffier
iffiest
iffy
Ifni
IFP
IFR
IFS
iftar

WORDS THAT END LIKE IF YOU PLEASE

block release
cable release
day release
disease
endonuclease
exonuclease
lease
lend-lease
modified-release
news release
nuclease
please
prerelease
press release
quick-release
release
rerelease
shutter release
sublease
sustained-release
yes please

Synonyms and antonyms of if you please in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «if you please» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IF YOU PLEASE

Find out the translation of if you please to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of if you please from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «if you please» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

如果你愿意
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

si por favor
570 millions of speakers

English

if you please
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अगर आप कृपया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إذا كنت من فضلك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

если вам угодно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

por favor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অনুগ্রহ করিয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

s´il vous plaît,
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

jika awak sudi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wenn Sie bitte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

よろしければ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

괜찮다면
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Yen sampeyan kepengin
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nếu anh cần
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீங்கள் தயவு செய்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कृपया आपण जर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Lütfen getirir misin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

se non vi dispiace
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

jeśli łaska
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

якщо вам завгодно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dacă vă rog
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αν σας παρακαλώ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

as jy wil
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Om du vill
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Hvis du behage
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of if you please

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IF YOU PLEASE»

The term «if you please» is regularly used and occupies the 66.878 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IF YOU PLEASE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «if you please» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «if you please» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about if you please

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4 QUOTES WITH «IF YOU PLEASE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word if you please.
1
Nicholas Culpeper
The Barks of Trees are best gathered in the Spring, if it be of great Trees, as Oaks or the like, because then they come easiest off, and so you may dry them if you please, but indeed your best way is to gather all Barks only for present use.
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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
3
Rose Schneiderman
We have women working in the foundries, stripped to the waist, if you please, because of the heat.
4
Charles Seymour
Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases, think for yourself.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IF YOU PLEASE»

Discover the use of if you please in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to if you please and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
If You Please, President Lincoln!
Shortly after the Christmas of 1863, fourteen-year-old Moses thinks he is beginning a new free life when he becomes part of a group of other former slaves headed for a small island off the coast of Haiti.
Harriette Gillem Robinet, 1995
2
Perfect Pancakes, If You Please
King Felix loves pancakes so much that he offers his daughter's hand in marriage to the man who can make the perfect pancake.
‎1997
3
Rudeness: Deal with it If You Please
Discusses rude behavior, how hurt feelings can lead to conflicts, and explains how to deal with rudeness as the offended, the offender, and the witness.
Catherine Rondina, 2005
4
Bend At Your Knees...if You Please!
In rhyming text, a "Lovable Me" bug explains that exercising, stretching, resting fully, and sitting up straight feels great, and provides examples of how to do simple stretching exercises.
Sharon R. Penchina, Stuart Hoffman, 2005
5
If You Please
Consumed by guilt over the life her aunt Olga gave up to raise her, Natalia Gordeeva has devoted herself to pleasing the bitter, vengeful woman.
Tish Davis, 2012
6
A Princess, If You Please: Gregor's Dilemma
Are you misunderstood?
Mark H. Ottoson, 2012
7
The book of popular songs, ed. by J.E. Carpenter
There's a path by the river o'ershadowed by trees Where people may walk and may talk, if they please, And save by a bird not a sound can be heard, So do not come there, if you please, So do not come there, if you please. I feel that I'm lonely, ...
Joseph Edwards Carpenter, 1858
8
The Mastery series. French
1. Tell your waiter to bring my breakfast. 2. Tell the waiter to bring me my lunch every day, 3. Tell him, if you please, to take the breakfast to my friend, before calling on my brother. 4. Tell this shoemaker, if you please, to bring me the boots after ...
Thomas Prendergast, 1868
9
Bleak House
“Oh! if you please, miss,” said Charley in a whisper, with her eyes at their roundest and largest. “You're wanted at the Dedlock Arms." “Why, Charley,” said I , “who can possibly want me at the public-house P" “ I don't know, miss," returned  ...
Charles Dickens, 1872
10
Novels
"If you please, miss," said the little girl, in a soft voice, " I am Charley." "Why, so you are," said I, stooping down in astonishment, and giving her a kiss. " How glad am I to see you, Charley ! " "If you please, miss," pursued Charley, in the same soft ...
Charles Dickens, 1870

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IF YOU PLEASE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term if you please is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Owner of new downtown Frederick cheese shop transitions from life …
Well, stout yeoman, four ounces of Caerphilly, if you please. O: Ah! It's beeeen on order, sir, for two weeks. Was expecting it this morning. «Frederick News Post, Jul 15»
2
Justin Bieber Tells Fans 'I Think I Just Made My Single,' Beliebers …
... grilled by Martha Stewart on his new album, relationship status, and personal details such as leaving high school with 4.0 GPA, if you please. «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
3
Bama, FSU presidents must rein in Saban, Jimbo, other coaches …
If you please, Your Majesty, no more questions. mbianchi@orlandosentinel.com. Follow him on Twitter @BianchiWrites. Listen to his radio ... «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
4
STATE AFFAIRS: Health care costs overwhelm budgets - The Times …
We all want the latest and best health care, and right now, if you please. I'm no exception. Not long ago I had prostate cancer treatments via a ... «The Times, Jul 15»
5
Outdoor Knoxville events calendar: July 16-July 26
Bring something to share if you please, you know as well as we do how hungry runners can be! SECRET CITY SPRINT TRIATHLON ... «Knoxville News Sentinel, Jul 15»
6
Chris Pratt Takes A Jurassic Journey With His Lego Doppelgänger …
JurassicWorldGlobalPressTour#NotGonnaLie #ImNotThere#ButIWishIWas Jurassic world is opening in Japan!!! Check it out if you please! «PerezHilton.com, Jul 15»
7
Oilers CEO says Ice District a 'crisp and clean' new name for arena …
EDMONTON - Goodbye Edmonton Arena District, we hardly knew ya. Hello Ice District — and don't call it The Ice District either, if you please. «Edmonton Journal, Jul 15»
8
Greek bailout: what happens next
1 2. call off at NATO HQ on the way to Moscow if you please . you have some unfinished business there I think you will find. Reply | Pick. Report. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
9
Easton Corbin's About to Get Real Debuts as Top Album
And another round of cheers, if you please, for Blake Shelton, whose “Sangria” enjoys its second week as the nation's most-played country ... «CMT.com, Jul 15»
10
In hot and liquid times
In Emma, Miss Bates said, “No coffee, I thank you, for me ? never take coffee ? a little tea if you please.” In Pride and Prejudice, one of the ... «The Statesman, Jul 15»

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