700. areskó
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areskó: to please
Original Word: ἀρέσκω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: areskó
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-es'-ko)
Short Definition: I please, serve
Definition: I please, with the idea of willing service rendered to others; hence almost: I serve.

HELPS word-Studies

700 aréskō – properly, satisfy (make good on something, LS); hence to please, winning someone's favor (affection, approval) because meeting their expectation (especially by being in moral agreement).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from a prim. root ar- (fit together)
to please
NASB Translation
found approval (1), please (12), pleased (2), pleasing (2).

STRONGS NT 700: ἀρέσκω

ἀρέσκω; imperfect ἤρεσκον; future ἀρέσω; 1 aorist ἤρεσα; (ἈΡΩ (see ἄρα at the beginning)); (from Homer down);

a. to please: τίνι, Matthew 14:6; Mark 6:22; Romans 8:8; Romans 15:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:15; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 1 Corinthians 7:32-34; Galatians 1:10; 2 Timothy 2:4; ἐνώπιον τίνος, after the Hebrew בְּעֵינֵי, Acts 6:5 (1 Kings 3:10; Genesis 34:18, etc.).

b. to strive to please; to accommodate oneself to the opinions, desires, interests of others: τίνι, 1 Corinthians 10:33 (πάντα πᾶσιν ἀρέσκω); 1 Thessalonians 2:4. ἀρέσκειν ἑαυτῷ, to please oneself and therefore to have an eye to one's own interests: Romans 15:1, 3.

to please

Probably from airo (through the idea of exciting emotion); to be agreeable (or by implication, to seek to be so) -- please.

see GREEK airo

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