To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke. (verb)
To fail to satisfy; to miss of. (verb)
To give displeasure or offense. (verb)
Examples of word displease
"Does the expression displease you, mademoiselle?" laughingly said the young man; "is it the word 'little,' or the word 'sister'?"
"Does the idea displease you?" he asked, in his turn grave.
I understand the press does not want to "displease" the White House because they will be denied access.
She will have to fire teachers, jettison principals, displease parents.
Still, the government in recent years has increasingly sought to influence the two companies and push them toward activities that displease many private investors.