enjoy(redirected from enjoy oneself)
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If you enjoy something, you get pleasure and satisfaction from it.
If you experience pleasure and satisfaction on a particular occasion, you can say that you enjoyed yourself.
People often say Enjoy yourself to someone who is going to a social occasion such as a party or a dance.
You can say that someone enjoys doing something or enjoys being something.
Don't say that someone 'enjoys to do' or 'enjoys to be' something.
Enjoy is normally only a transitive or reflexive verb. Don't say 'I enjoyed'. However, you can say Enjoy!, meaning 'Enjoy yourself' or 'Enjoy your meal'.
Past participle: enjoyed
|Verb||1.||enjoy - derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in; "She relished her fame and basked in her glory"|
feast one's eyes - look at with great enjoyment; "She feasted her eyes on the Tuscan landscape"
devour - enjoy avidly; "She devoured his novels"
|2.||enjoy - have benefit from; "enjoy privileges"|
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
|3.||enjoy - get pleasure from; "I love cooking"|
like - find enjoyable or agreeable; "I like jogging"; "She likes to read Russian novels"
get off - enjoy in a sexual way; "He gets off on shoes"
|4.||enjoy - have for one's benefit; "The industry enjoyed a boom"|
experience, go through, see - go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he saw action in Viet Nam"
|5.||enjoy - take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter"|
have a ball, have a good time - enjoy oneself greatly; "We had a ball at the party and didn't come home until 2 AM"
wallow - delight greatly in; "wallow in your success!"
live it up - enjoy oneself; "it's your birthday, so let's live it up!"
take pleasure in or from hate, dislike, loathe, despise, detest, abhor, have no taste or stomach for
to enjoy sth/doing sth: I enjoy reading → me gusta leer
did you enjoy the game? → ¿te gustó el partido?
I hope you enjoy your holiday → que lo pases muy bien en las vacaciones
to enjoy life → disfrutar de la vida
enjoy your meal! → ¡que aproveche!
to enjoy o.s → pasarlo bien, divertirse
we really enjoyed ourselves → lo pasamos en grande, nos divertimos mucho
he enjoyed himself in London/on holiday → (se) lo pasó bien en Londres/las vacaciones
enjoy yourself! → ¡que lo pases bien!, ¡que te diviertas!
Did you enjoy the film? → Est-ce que vous avez aimé le film?
to enjoy life → aimer la vie
enjoy your meal! → bon appétit!
to enjoy doing sth (= have a fondness for) → aimer faire qch (= take pleasure in) → prendre plaisir à faire qch
to enjoy o.s. → s'amuser
I really enjoyed myself → Je me suis vraiment bien amusé.
Did you enjoy yourselves at the party? → Est-ce vous vous êtes bien amusés à la fête?
I enjoy reading → mi piace leggere
he enjoys (going for) long walks → gli piace fare lunghe passeggiate
to enjoy life → godersi la vita
to enjoy o.s → divertirsi
enjoy yourself! → divertiti!