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en·joy

 (ĕn-joi′)
v. en·joyed, en·joy·ing, en·joys
v.tr.
1. To receive pleasure or satisfaction from.
2. To have the use or benefit of: enjoys good health.
v.intr.
To have a pleasurable or satisfactory time.
Idiom:
enjoy oneself
To have a pleasurable or satisfactory time.

[Middle English enjoien, from Old French enjoir : en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + joir, to rejoice (from Latin gaudēre; see gāu- in Indo-European roots).]

en·joy′a·ble adj.
en·joy′a·bly adv.
en·joy′er n.

enjoy

(ɪnˈdʒɔɪ)
vb (tr)
1. to receive pleasure from; take joy in
2. to have the benefit of; use with satisfaction
3. to have as a condition; experience: the land enjoyed a summer of rain.
4. archaic to have sexual intercourse with
5. enjoy oneself to have a good time
[C14: from Old French enjoir, from en-1 + joir to find pleasure in, from Latin gaudēre to rejoice]
enˈjoyable adj
enˈjoyableness n
enˈjoyably adv
enˈjoyer n

en•joy

(ɛnˈdʒɔɪ)

v.t.
1. to take pleasure in; experience with joy.
2. to have the benefit of; have and use with satisfaction: to enjoy a six-percent rise in sales.
v.i.
3. Informal. to enjoy oneself.
Idioms:
enjoy oneself, to experience pleasure; have a good time.
[1350–1400; Middle English: to make joyful < Old French enjoier to give joy to. See en-1, joy]
en•joy′er, n.
en•joy′ing•ly, adv.

enjoy

1. 'enjoy'

If you enjoy something, you get pleasure and satisfaction from it.

I enjoyed the holiday enormously.
2. used with a reflexive pronoun

If you experience pleasure and satisfaction on a particular occasion, you can say that you enjoyed yourself.

I've enjoyed myself very much.

People often say Enjoy yourself to someone who is going to a social occasion such as a party or a dance.

Enjoy yourself on Wednesday.
3. used with an -ing form

You can say that someone enjoys doing something or enjoys being something.

I used to enjoy going for long walks.
They enjoyed being in a large group.

Be Careful!
Don't say that someone 'enjoys to do' or 'enjoys to be' something.

4. used as an imperative

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'.

Here's your pizza. Enjoy!

enjoy


Past participle: enjoyed
Gerund: enjoying

Imperative
enjoy
enjoy
Present
I enjoy
you enjoy
he/she/it enjoys
we enjoy
you enjoy
they enjoy
Preterite
I enjoyed
you enjoyed
he/she/it enjoyed
we enjoyed
you enjoyed
they enjoyed
Present Continuous
I am enjoying
you are enjoying
he/she/it is enjoying
we are enjoying
you are enjoying
they are enjoying
Present Perfect
I have enjoyed
you have enjoyed
he/she/it has enjoyed
we have enjoyed
you have enjoyed
they have enjoyed
Past Continuous
I was enjoying
you were enjoying
he/she/it was enjoying
we were enjoying
you were enjoying
they were enjoying
Past Perfect
I had enjoyed
you had enjoyed
he/she/it had enjoyed
we had enjoyed
you had enjoyed
they had enjoyed
Future
I will enjoy
you will enjoy
he/she/it will enjoy
we will enjoy
you will enjoy
they will enjoy
Future Perfect
I will have enjoyed
you will have enjoyed
he/she/it will have enjoyed
we will have enjoyed
you will have enjoyed
they will have enjoyed
Future Continuous
I will be enjoying
you will be enjoying
he/she/it will be enjoying
we will be enjoying
you will be enjoying
they will be enjoying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enjoying
you have been enjoying
he/she/it has been enjoying
we have been enjoying
you have been enjoying
they have been enjoying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enjoying
you will have been enjoying
he/she/it will have been enjoying
we will have been enjoying
you will have been enjoying
they will have been enjoying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enjoying
you had been enjoying
he/she/it had been enjoying
we had been enjoying
you had been enjoying
they had been enjoying
Conditional
I would enjoy
you would enjoy
he/she/it would enjoy
we would enjoy
you would enjoy
they would enjoy
Past Conditional
I would have enjoyed
you would have enjoyed
he/she/it would have enjoyed
we would have enjoyed
you would have enjoyed
they would have enjoyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enjoy - derive or receive pleasure fromenjoy - 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"
suffer, endure - undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
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!"

enjoy

verb
1. take pleasure in or from, like, love, appreciate, relish, delight in, revel in, be pleased with, be fond of, be keen on, rejoice in, be entertained by, find pleasure in, find satisfaction in, take joy in, Njoy (S.M.S.) He enjoys playing cricket.
take pleasure in or from hate, dislike, loathe, despise, detest, abhor, have no taste or stomach for
2. have, use, own, experience, possess, have the benefit of, reap the benefits of, have the use of, be blessed or favoured with, Njoy (S.M.S.) The average German will enjoy 40 days' paid holiday this year.
enjoy yourself have a good time, be happy, have fun, have a field day (informal), have a ball (informal), live life to the full, make merry, let your hair down He's too busy enjoying himself to get much work done.
Proverbs
"Make hay while the sun shines"

enjoy

verb
1. To receive pleasure from:
Informal: go for.
Slang: dig.
2. To have the use or benefit of:
3. To have at one's disposal:
Translations
استمتعيَسْتَمْتِعُ بِيَسْتَمْتِع بِيَنْعَمُ بِ
bavitužívat si
nyde
nauttia
uživati
bír
búa viî, eiga aî fagna, njótanjóta
楽しむ
즐기다
džiaugtisgerai praleisti laikąlinksmintisnaudojimasispatirti malonumą
baudītbūtbūt veselamgūt prieku
mať pôžitoktešiť sa
uživatizabavati se
ha roligt
สนุกสนาน
hoşlanmakkeyfini sürmekmutluluğunu duymakzevk almak
vui thích

enjoy

[ɪnˈdʒɔɪ] VT
1. (= take pleasure in) [+ meal, wine, occasion] → disfrutar de, disfrutar
to enjoy sth/doing sth: I enjoy readingme gusta leer
did you enjoy the game?¿te gustó el partido?
I hope you enjoy your holidayque lo pases muy bien en las vacaciones
to enjoy lifedisfrutar de la vida
enjoy your meal!¡que aproveche!
to enjoy o.spasarlo bien, divertirse
we really enjoyed ourselveslo 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!
2. (= have benefit of) [+ good health, income, respect] → disfrutar de, gozar de; [+ advantage] → poseer

enjoy

[ɪnˈdʒɔɪ] vt
(= get pleasure from) [+ experience, event, party] → aimer; [+ activity, hobby, reading, sewing] → aimer; [+ task, one's job] → aimer; [+ day, evening] → apprécier; [+ play, film, book] → aimer; [+ food, meal] → apprécier; [+ sb's company] → aimer
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?
(= have the benefit of) [+ health, fortune] → jouir de; [+ freedom] → jouir de; [+ privilege, benefit] → jouir de; [+ success] → connaître

enjoy

vt
(= take pleasure in)genießen; he enjoys swimming/readinger schwimmt/liest gern, Lesen/Schwimmen macht ihm Spaß; he enjoys being rude to peoplees macht ihm Spaß or ihm macht es Spaß, zu Leuten unhöflich zu sein; he enjoyed writing the bookes hat ihm Freude gemacht, das Buch zu schreiben; I’ve enjoyed talking to youes war mir eine Freude, mich mit Ihnen zu unterhalten, es war nett, sich mit Ihnen zu unterhalten; I enjoyed the book/concertdas Buch/Konzert hat mir gefallen; he enjoyed the mealdas Essen hat ihm gut geschmeckt; I enjoy your company/the company of womenich bin gerne mit Ihnen/mit Frauen zusammen; I didn’t enjoy it at alles hat mir überhaupt keinen Spaß gemacht; the author didn’t mean his book to be enjoyeddem Verfasser ging es nicht darum, dass man an seinem Buch Spaß or Vergnügen haben sollte; to enjoy lifedas Leben genießen; I enjoyed a very pleasant weekend in the countryich habe ein sehr angenehmes Wochenende auf dem Land verbracht; did you enjoy your meal?hat Ihnen das Essen gefallen?; I really enjoyed my mealich habe das Essen richtig genossen
rights, freedom, advantages, respect, confidencegenießen; income, successhaben; good health, reputation, supportsich erfreuen (+gen) (geh)
vr to enjoy oneselfsich amüsieren; enjoy yourself!viel Spaß!, amüsieren Sie sich gut!

enjoy

[ɪnˈdʒɔɪ] vt
a. (take delight in) did you enjoy the film/wine/book?ti è piaciuto il film/vino/libro?
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!
b. (have, success, fortune) → avere; (have benefit of, health, respect) → godere (di); (income, advantage) → fruire di

enjoy

(inˈdʒoi) verb
1. to find pleasure in. He enjoyed the meal.
2. to experience; to be in the habit of having (especially a benefit). he enjoyed good health all his life.
enˈjoyable adjective
an enjoyable book; That was most enjoyable.
enˈjoyment noun
the enjoyment of life.
enjoy oneself
to experience pleasure or happiness. She enjoyed herself at the party.

enjoy must be followed by an object: He enjoys reading / We enjoyed ourselves .

enjoy

يَسْتَمْتِعُ بِ užívat si nyde genießen απολαμβάνω disfrutar nauttia apprécier uživati divertirsi 楽しむ 즐기다 genieten nyte ucieszyć się curtir, desfrutar получать удовольствие (от чего-либо) ha roligt สนุกสนาน hoşlanmak vui thích 享受

enjoy

vt. disfrutar, gozar de.
References in classic literature ?
It seemed quite fairylike to Jo, as she went up and down the walks, enjoying the blooming walls on either side, the soft light, the damp sweet air, and the wonderful vines and trees that hung about her, while her new friend cut the finest flowers till his hands were full.
Jake and Otto joined us from the basement and we sat about the stove, enjoying the deepening grey of the winter afternoon and the atmosphere of comfort and security in my grandfather's house.
They are captives to the heathen," said David; "and, though greatly troubled in spirit, enjoying comfort and safety in the body.
Somewhat puzzled, slightly annoyed, but enjoying withal the novelty of the environment and the curtness of his reception, Mr.
I now live in peace and safety, enjoying the sweets of liberty, and the bounties of Providence, with my once fellow-sufferers, in this delightful country, which I have seen purchased with a vast expence of blood and treasure, delighting in the prospect of its being, in a short time, one of the most opulent and powerful states on the continent of North- America; which, with the love and gratitude of my country-men, I esteem a sufficient reward for all my toil and dangers.
There was no reason why they should return to Devil's Ford in the heat of the summer; their host had written to beg him to allow them a more extended visit, and, if they were enjoying themselves, he thought it would be well not to disoblige an old friend.
Hard by the farmhouse was a vast barn, that might have served for a church; every window and crevice of which seemed bursting forth with the treasures of the farm; the flail was busily resounding within it from morning to night; swallows and martins skimmed twittering about the eaves; an rows of pigeons, some with one eye turned up, as if watching the weather, some with their heads under their wings or buried in their bosoms, and others swelling, and cooing, and bowing about their dames, were enjoying the sunshine on the roof.
I hope," I went on bravely, "that you've been enjoying yourself.
And half concealed in this queer tenement, I at length found one who by his aspect seemed to have authority; and who, it being noon, and the ship's work suspended, was now enjoying respite from the burden of command.
The La Belle Riviere, as brave and beautiful a boat as ever walked the waters of her namesake river, was floating gayly down the stream, under a brilliant sky, the stripes and stars of free America waving and fluttering over head; the guards crowded with well-dressed ladies and gentlemen walking and enjoying the delightful day.
The prisoners in their shirtsleeves were enjoying a chat and the evening air in the doorway, when I entered.
There was a stove in the corner--one of those tall, square, stately white porcelain things that looks like a monument and keeps you thinking of death when you ought to be enjoying your travels.