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pleased

adjective
     
pleased S2 W3
1 happy or satisfied:
Your Dad will be so pleased.
She seemed pleased by the compliment.
pleased about
I could tell she was pleased about something.
pleased with
Gwinn was pleased with the results.
pleased for
That's wonderful! I'm really pleased for you.
pleased (that)
Her mother was pleased that she chose a college close to home.
pleased to hear/see/report etc
I'm pleased to tell you that you've got the job.
2

(I'm) pleased to meet you

spoken formal used as a polite greeting when you meet someone for the first time
3

pleased to help/assist

very willing or happy to help:
If there's anything we can do, we'd be pleased to help.
4

pleased with yourself

feeling proud or satisfied because you think you have done something clever, often in a way that annoys other people:
Miranda, pleased with herself for getting it right, sat down.
WORD FOCUS: happy WORD FOCUS: happy
cheerful behaving in a way that shows you are happy
in a good mood
happy at a particular time, and therefore friendly to other people
pleased
/glad happy because something good has happened
delighted
/thrilled/overjoyed/ecstatic very happy because something good has happened
contented
happy with your life
optimistic
/positive believing that good things will happen in the future
gleeful
/gloating smug happy because something bad has happened to someone else


See also
happy

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