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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Vomo's baby butlers care for children under age three, and arrangements can be made for childcare until 11 p.m., so parents can enjoy dinner and an evening on their own. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 19 June 2022 Riding a hardtail is a very pure form of mountain biking that anyone can enjoy. John Watson, Outside Online, 18 June 2022 Some people may enjoy the slimness of the iPhone and want to have a case that is protective, but not too bulky. Douglas Helm, Popular Mechanics, 17 June 2022 New players can enjoy exploring the history of the world and the setting but still have a frame of reference for modern ideas. Rob Wieland, Forbes, 17 June 2022 While crowds grow steadily during the annual fireworks show, at-home viewers can enjoy the event without having to give up the comfort of your pajamas. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 16 June 2022 Since then, the Trust has started working to expand access to allow more people to enjoy it at night. New York Times, 11 June 2022 People will enjoy mixing and matching these flavors and configurations. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 10 June 2022 People enjoy premium quality sweet delights at Cloud Ninth Creamery on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, a seasonal artisanal ice cream shop that's only open from May to September. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 June 2022 See More

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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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22 Jun 2022

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“Enjoy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enjoy. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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More Definitions for enjoy


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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