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Meaning of ENJOY

Pronunciation:  en'joy

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

ENJOY is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
             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.
  2. \En*joy"\, v. i.
    To take satisfaction; to live in happiness. [R.] --Milton.
Thesaurus Terms
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