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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Sheinelle decided to eat mostly vegan for the first month, but plans on enjoying eggs and seafood after the fact — and that can still count as plant-based. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "A Plant-Based Diet, Like the One TODAY's Sheinelle Jones Is Following, Is 100% the Best Way to Eat," 29 Apr. 2019 But there was still shame—this time about enjoying anal, rather than just engaging in it. Amanda Chatel, Glamour, "I Genuinely Like Anal Sex—And I'm Tired of Feeling Bad About It," 15 Apr. 2019 An outdoor terrace will provide a space for enjoying drinks in the warmer months. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Thomas Keller's New Hudson Yards Restaurant, TAK Room," 1 Apr. 2019 But no amount of depressing eggs could ruin the charm of enjoying a cup of coffee with a snow mountainscape brushing past the windows and an adorable couple sitting next to each other a few booths away looking out at the snow. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "What it’s like to take a 35-hour ride on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train from Los Angeles to Seattle," 29 Mar. 2019 But this weekend, the Dawson's Creek alum shared a gorgeous photo of Suri enjoying the snow with a friend. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Katie Holmes Just Shared the Sweetest Photo of Suri Cruise in the Snow," 18 Feb. 2019 This is part of what Allyson N., a 31-year-old based in Boston, enjoyed about her experience with teletherapy. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "How to Actually Have a Successful Teletherapy Appointment," 2 Feb. 2019 Since their big day, Cyrus and Hemsworth have remained typically chill about the whole thing, enjoying very quiet marital bliss aside from sharing just a couple of sweet moments to mark the start of their new life together. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Already Have the Best Husband/Wife Banter," 29 Jan. 2019 Instead, spirits is a big, meaty adventure to dig into that offers a completely different way of enjoying Smash. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s spirits mode turns Nintendo’s fighter into an RPG," 6 Dec. 2018

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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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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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