enjoy

verb
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 enjoyable (audio) , en-​ \ adjective
enjoyableness noun
enjoyably \ in-​ˈjȯi-​ə-​blē How to pronounce enjoyably (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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With control of the web's most widely used browser, the world's most widely used search engine, and a huge slice of the web's market in ads, Google enjoys a whole host of increasingly perverse incentives. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Google Chrome Is Poised to Swallow the Whole Internet," 4 Dec. 2018 The freedoms and rights enjoyed by internet users today will be enhanced, our creators will be better remunerated for their work, and the internet economy will have clearer rules for operating and thriving. Keach Hagey, WSJ, "European Union Agrees to New Copyright Law," 13 Feb. 2019 This year, enjoy the day spent around family and friends without having to come up with the perfect caption for your Instagram. Mackenzie Dunn, Woman's Day, "36 Easter Instagram Captions For All Your Adorable Photos," 11 Feb. 2019 Queen Victoria was enjoying a ride through Hyde and Regent's Parks with several of her children. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The True Story of How Queen Victoria Survived William Hamilton's Failed Assassination Attempt," 11 Feb. 2019 Android users have enjoyed this sort of integration on a far deeper level for years, which makes the fact that the current iOS implementation is such a janky workaround even more noticeable. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "iPhones can now automate tasks using NFC with Launch Center Pro," 18 Dec. 2018 Though Brodzki, who is now 93, perhaps would have loved to see his modernist masterpiece live on in its original form, there’s something very cool about letting a new generation of people enjoy its beauty. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This Brutalist masterpiece is now a gorgeous coworking space," 12 Dec. 2018 Passengers enjoy a welcome drink, a multi-course lunch, and afternoon tea, with cocktails and wines available from the in-car bar. Andrew Sessa, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Biggest Ski News in Europe This Season," 6 Dec. 2018 Grab a few dimmers, lower the lights, and enjoy the flawless new you. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Why All Of Your Lamps Need Plug-In Dimmers," 26 Jan. 2019

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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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enjoy

verb

English Language Learners Definition of enjoy

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

enjoy

verb
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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