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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If her Instagram grid is any indication, Kourtney Kardashian enjoys being naked (or as close to it as Instagram allows us to see). Marci Robin, Allure, "Kourtney Kardashian Says This $18 Kopari Body Product Will Make You "Look Good Naked"," 3 Apr. 2019 By the late ‘60s, aviation in general had evolved from a niche and expensive luxury into a massive commercial industry enjoyed by middle class families. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "When Pan Am Promised To Fly Us To the Moon," 28 Feb. 2019 Yeung enjoys avocado oil; sesame and flaxseed oils are good options, too. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make the Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing With One Easy Formula," 26 Feb. 2019 Waymo enjoys a big technology lead, a close connection to one of the world's best known companies (Google), and access to effectively unlimited financial resources. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Waymo’s excruciatingly gradual launch process, explained," 31 Oct. 2018 In that battle, Apple’s prodigious chip design team enjoys a significant lead in hardware, Google is the most advanced in its applications of AI, and everyone else is somewhere in between. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Sales are a measure of sales, not importance," 16 Oct. 2018 The disappearance has put pressure on President Donald Trump, who has enjoyed close relations with the Saudis since entering office. Fox News, "Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer's slaying," 14 Oct. 2018 There, clients can peruse the top of the line exotic handbags while enjoying a glass of champagne, a retail experience that needs no translation at all. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "Delvaux, the Brand Beloved by Belgian Royals and Lady Gaga Alike, Lands in NYC," 21 Mar. 2019 Keep calm and enjoy the birthday, sis Thanks for continuing the tradition of getting older with me. Vara Gianna, Seventeen, "46 Instagram Captions for Sisters That Are Perfect for Your Next Fire Pic," 20 Mar. 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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