placeo

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Etymology[edit]

Compare the verb plācō (I appease, I placate)

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present active placeō, present infinitive placēre, perfect active placuī, supine placitum

  1. (with dative) I am pleasing or agreeable to, I please, I am welcome or acceptable, I satisfy, in a mental rather than a sensual way. Contrast with delecto I am pleasurable, which adds the connotation of sensual pleasure.
    Sibi placere.
    To be pleased with one's self.
    Videamus, si placet.
    Let us see, if she pleases.
    Ubi fabulae sunt cognitae, placitae sunt.
    Where stories are known, they are enjoyed.
    Placet mihi.
    It pleases me.
    Placet tibi.
    It pleases you.
    Si dis placet.
    If it pleases the gods.
    Placens uxor.
    A pleasing wife.
    Hostia placens Deo.
    A sacrifice pleasing God.

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