verb \in-ˈji, en-\

: to take pleasure in (something)

: to have or experience (something good or helpful)

Full Definition of ENJOY

intransitive verb
:  to have a good time
transitive verb
:  to have for one's use, benefit, or lot :  experience <enjoyed great success>
:  to take pleasure or satisfaction in
en·joy·able \-ə-bəl\ adjective
en·joy·able·ness noun
en·joy·ably \-blē\ adverb
en·joy·er noun
enjoy oneself
:  to have a good time

Examples of ENJOY

  1. Relax and enjoy the view.
  2. He always enjoys a good laugh.
  3. No one enjoys being teased.
  4. She enjoyed great success in her new business.
  5. The show enjoyed a brief surge of popularity.
  6. They enjoyed a large income from their investments.

Origin of ENJOY

Middle English enjoien, from Anglo-French enjoir, enjoier to gladden, enjoy, from en- + joie joy
First Known Use: 15th century

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