enjoy

verb en·joy \ in-ˈjȯi , en- \
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of enjoy

enjoyed; enjoying; enjoys
: to have a good time
1 : to have for one's use, benefit, or lot : experience
  • enjoyed great success
2 : to take pleasure or satisfaction in

enjoyable

play \in-ˈjȯi-ə-bəl, en-\ adjective

enjoyableness

noun

enjoyably

play \in-ˈjȯi-ə-blē, en-\ adverb

enjoyer

noun
enjoy oneself
: to have a good time

Examples of enjoy in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of enjoy

Middle English enjoien, from Anglo-French enjoir, enjoier to gladden, enjoy, from en- + joie joy

enjoy Synonyms


ENJOY Defined for English Language Learners

enjoy

Definition of enjoy for English Language Learners

  • : to take pleasure in (something)

  • : to have or experience (something good or helpful)


ENJOY Defined for Kids

enjoy

verb en·joy \ in-ˈjȯi \

Definition of enjoy for Students

enjoyed; enjoying
1 : to get pleasure from
  • I enjoy camping.
2 : to have the use or benefit of
  • We all enjoy good health.


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