This word depends so much on context and tone in order to interpret the meaning.
- Politely greasing the social wheels: Can you please…
- Begging for a moment’s silence: Can you PLEASE
- Requesting a partner’s assistance: Honey, can you please
- Sarcastic denial: Girl, please
- Soliciting the deity: GOD, please
- Manipulating: Pretty please
I’m sure I could think of more examples if I gave myself more time. Can you think any obvious examples I’ve missed?