Definitions for: Enjoy


[v] take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter"
[v] have benefit from; "enjoy privileges"
[v] derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"
[v] get pleasure from; "I love cooking"
[v] have for one's benefit; "The industry enjoyed a boom"



Webster (1913) Definition: En*joy", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enjoyed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Enjoying.] [OF. enjoier to receive with joy; pref. en- (L.
in) + OF. & F. joie joy: cf. OF. enjoir to enjoy. See Joy.]
1. To take pleasure or satisfaction in the possession or
experience of; to feel or perceive with pleasure; to be
delighted with; as, to enjoy the dainties of a feast; to
enjoy conversation.

2. To have, possess, and use with satisfaction; to occupy or
have the benefit of, as a good or profitable thing, or as
something desirable; as, to enjoy a free constitution and
religious liberty.

That the children of Israel may enjoy every man the
inheritance of his fathers. --Num. xxxvi.
8.

To enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. --Heb.
xi. 25.

3. To have sexual intercourse with. --Milton.

To enjoy one's self, to feel pleasure; to be happy.


En*joy", v. i.
To take satisfaction; to live in happiness. [R.] --Milton.

Synonyms: bask, delight, love, relish, revel, savor, savour

Antonyms: endure, suffer

See Also: apply, devour, employ, expend, experience, get off, go through, like, live it up, see, undergo, use, utilise, utilize, wallow

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