en·​joy | \ in-ˈjȯi How to pronounce enjoy (audio) , en- \
enjoyed; enjoying; enjoys

Definition of enjoy

intransitive verb

: to have a good time

transitive verb

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

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Other Words from enjoy

enjoyable \ in-​ˈjȯi-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce enjoy (audio) , en-​ \ adjective
enjoyableness noun
enjoyably \ in-​ˈjȯi-​ə-​blē How to pronounce enjoy (audio) , en-​ \ adverb
enjoyer noun

Examples of enjoy in a Sentence

Relax and enjoy the view. He always enjoys a good laugh. No one enjoys being teased. She enjoyed great success in her new business. The show enjoyed a brief surge of popularity. They enjoyed a large income from their investments.
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Recent Examples on the Web In the white room, where DJs will perform, a photo booth will also be available for customers to enjoy, Smith said. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Downtown restaurant and bar Filter aims to open in July," 13 May 2021 While meat dishes are popular on Eid, Maffei said there are also plenty of vegetarian dishes for people to enjoy. Megan Marples, CNN, "Everyone needs these 2 Mediterranean dishes at Eid al-Fitr celebrations. We have recipes," 12 May 2021 The work was filmed and then screened as This God Is a Slow Recovery (2021) at Frieze for all to enjoy. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Artist and Poet Precious Okoyomon Was Fêted With Frieze Art Fair Dinner," 10 May 2021 Remove the covers when your lease is up or check with your landlord about leaving them for the next tenant to enjoy. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "9 Easy Ways to Add Character to Your Rental Without a Permanent Commitment," 6 May 2021 Guests of Restore in Perpetuity also received goody bags containing two glasses with the Mount Holly logo as well as a recipe and part of the ingredients for a cocktail to enjoy with their lunch. Rachel O'neal, Arkansas Online, "Picnic in the car," 2 May 2021 Snow White ride is finished and will be open for fans to enjoy Friday. Christina Schoellkopf, Los Angeles Times, "Disneyland is reopening. Here’s your ultimate guide to the park," 29 Apr. 2021 While there will be a virtual component for fans across the globe, the good news is that there will also be several live outdoor experiences for guest to enjoy. Sherrie Nachman, Forbes, "Cleveland Welcomes Visitors To The 86th NFL Draft," 26 Apr. 2021 Mondale, who died April 19, wielded his influence in office and afterward to keep the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA) and the nation's waterways clean and pristine for future generations to enjoy. Editorial Board, Star Tribune, "Timely leadership by Tina Smith on BWCA," 25 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of enjoy

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for enjoy

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

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The first known use of enjoy was in the 15th century

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17 May 2021

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“Enjoy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enjoy. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of enjoy

: to take pleasure in (something)
: to have or experience (something good or helpful)


en·​joy | \ in-ˈjȯi How to pronounce enjoy (audio) \
enjoyed; enjoying

Kids Definition of enjoy

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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