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v. en·joyed, en·joy·ing, en·joys
1. To receive pleasure or satisfaction from.
2. To have the use or benefit of: enjoys good health.
To have a pleasurable or satisfactory time.
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.
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Adv.1.enjoyably - in an enjoyable mannerenjoyably - in an enjoyable manner; "we spent a pleasantly lazy afternoon"
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adv (= pleasantly)auf angenehme Art; (= entertainingly)unterhaltsam; (= with enjoyment)mit Vergnügen
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