Dictionary source: Spanish English Learner's Dictionary
Spanish to English translation of complacer (v.) = oblige ; gratify ; bring + pleasure ; please ; be happy to + Verbo ; sit + well (with) ; go down + well with. Ex: In spite of their protestations to the contrary, most bosses prefer subordinates whom they get along with, who oblige happily when asked to undertake tasks. Ex: I was much impressed to hear Mr. Howard and especially gratified to hear him use the word standards. Ex: Despite its faults and inadequacies the public library brings pleasure to, and satisfies some of the needs of, millions the world over. Ex: By polar contrast the book for the mass culture reader, the 'consumer', simply aims to please. Ex: Maybe Juan and his merry companions would be happy to relegate us to the boiler room, or a janitor's closet!. Ex: Although football pools were immediately popular with the public, they did not sit well with the establishment. Ex: The recent High Court verdict banning hookah parlours has not gone down well with hoteliers in the city. ---- * complacerse = gloat (over). * complacerse (de) = be pleased (to). * difícil de complacer = choosy ; high maintenance. * fácil de complacer = low maintenance ; easy-going [easygoing]. * intentar complacer = pander to. * no complacer = bring no + joy ; take no + joy. (v.) = gloat (over). Ex: Speaking personally, I do not like to gloat -- I like to think we can be generous in victory and gracious in defeat.