enjoy(redirected from enjoying)
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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
"Make hay while the sun shines"
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!
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
- Have a good vacation! (US)
Enjoy your holiday! (UK)
- Enjoy your meal!
- Do you enjoy it?
- Did you enjoy yourself?