Enjoy Definition

Other Enjoy Definition

[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"


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Antonyms

endure, suffer

Misc. Definitions

\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. 2
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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.

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