enjoy

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verb en·joy \in-ˈjȯi, en-\

Definition of enjoy

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to have a good time

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to have for one's use, benefit, or lot :  experience <enjoyed great success>

  5. 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

  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of enjoy

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


First Known Use: 15th century


ENJOY Defined for English Language Learners

enjoy

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verb en·joy \in-ˈjȯi, en-\

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

play
verb en·joy \in-ˈjȯi\

Definition of enjoy for Students

enjoyed

enjoying

  1. 1 :  to get pleasure from <I enjoy camping.>

  2. 2 :  to have the use or benefit of <We all enjoy good health.>



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