Kindly vs. Please

Kindly vs. Please — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Kindly and Please

Kindlyadjective

Of a sympathetic, helpful, or benevolent nature

a kindly interest.a gentle, kindly soul.

Pleaseverb

To give enjoyment, pleasure, or satisfaction to; make glad or contented.

Kindlyadjective

Having a kind personality.

A kindly old man sits on the park bench every afternoon feeding pigeons.

Pleaseverb

To be the will or desire of

May it please the court to admit this firearm as evidence.

Kindlyadjective

(obsolete) Favourable; gentle; auspicious; beneficent.

Pleaseverb

To give satisfaction or pleasure; be agreeable

waiters who try hard to please.

Kindlyadjective

(obsolete) Natural; inherent to the kind or race.

Pleaseverb

To have the will or desire; wish

Do as you please. Sit down, if you please.

Kindlyadverb

In a kind manner, out of kindness.

He kindly offered to take us to the station in his car.

Pleaseadverb

If it is your desire or pleasure; if you please. Used in polite requests

Please stand back. Pay attention, please.

Kindlyadverb

in a favourable way.

Pleaseadverb

Yes. Used in polite affirmative replies to offers

May I help you? Please.

Kindlyadverb

Please; used to make a polite request.

Kindly refrain from walking on the grass.Kindly move your car out of the front yard.

Pleaseverb

(transitive) To make happy or satisfy; to give pleasure to.

Her presentation pleased the executives.I'm pleased to see you've been behaving yourself.

Kindlyadverb

(US) With kind acceptance; 1=used with take.

I don't take kindly to threats.Aunt Daisy didn't take it kindly when we forgot her anniversary.When I ask kindly, I don't expect to repeat myself.

Pleaseverb

To desire; to will; to be pleased by.

Just do as you please.

Kindlyadjective

showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity;

was charitable in his opinions of otherskindly criticisma kindly actsympathetic wordsa large-hearted mentor

Pleaseadverb

Used to make a polite request.

Please, pass the bread.Would you please sign this form?Could you tell me the time, please?May I take your order, please?

Kindlyadjective

generously responsive;

good-hearted but inept efforts to helptake a kindly interesta kindly gentlemanan openhearted gift to charity

Pleaseadverb

Used as an affirmative to an offer.

—May I help you? —Please.

Kindlyadjective

pleasant and agreeable;

a kindly climatekindly breeze

Pleaseadverb

An expression of annoyance or impatience.

Oh, please, do we have to hear that again?

Kindlyadverb

in a kind manner or out of kindness;

He spoke kindly to the boyshe kindly overlooked the mistake

Pleaseadverb

(Cincinnati) Said as a request to repeat information.

Pleaseverb

give pleasure to or be pleasing to;

These colors please the sensesa pleasing sensation

Pleaseverb

be the will of or have the will (to);

he could do many things if he pleased

Pleaseverb

give satisfaction;

The waiters around her aim to please

Pleaseadverb

used in polite request;

please pay attention