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

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 Visit Santa's Workshop, Scrooge & Marley’s Escape Room, enjoy holiday movie nights, karaoke and silent disco on ice, Stoneware & Co. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 23 Nov. 2021 Christmas markets across central Vienna were packed Sunday with people eager to buy gifts and enjoy one last round of warm drinks and food. The Associated. Press, Arkansas Online, 22 Nov. 2021 The Southern Section championship luncheon is Monday in Long Beach, where all the finalists come, bring along a couple of players and enjoy a buffet. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2021 With the lockdown looming, Christmas markets across central Vienna were packed with people eager to buy gifts and enjoy one last round of warm drinks and food. Emily Schultheis, chicagotribune.com, 21 Nov. 2021 With the lockdown looming, Christmas markets across central Vienna were packed with people eager to buy gifts and enjoy one last round of warm drinks and food. Emily Schultheis, ajc, 21 Nov. 2021 While some farmers enjoy middle-class lives, helped by modern aids like tractors and irrigation, many others do not see a profit and are in debt. New York Times, 20 Nov. 2021 Make a Thanksgiving wreath, attend a David Archuleta concert, see a Christmas movie and enjoy a holiday parade. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Nov. 2021 But part of the philosophy behind these games, according to Joslin, is the commitment to a world where players can relax, focus, and enjoy solving the puzzles. Zoë Hannah, Wired, 20 Nov. 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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Dictionary Entries Near enjoy

enjoinment

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enjoyingly

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25 Nov 2021

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“Enjoy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enjoy. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for enjoy

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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