(someone) is pleased with (something)

"Pleased" means "happy". But "pleased" is more formal and sounds less emotional.

Because "pleased" is formal-sounding, it would sound strange to talk about being "pleased with" everyday things like a TV show you just watched or the food you're eating.

To explain what pleases you, use the phrase "be pleased with ___":

If you're not pleased with our service, please let us know and we will issue a full refund.

I was pleased with how it turned out.

Some common things that you can be "pleased with" include:

  • the results of (something)
  • (something's) progress
  • (someone's) performance
  • the outcome of (something)

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