verb (used with object)
Origin of enjoy
Synonyms for enjoy
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Historical Examples of enjoyer
The warmth of celestial love does not relax, but nerves and braces its enjoyer.The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume VI, Familiar Letters
Henry David Thoreau
And I am at a loss how to reconcile these expressions of poverty with his being the purchaser and enjoyer of such an estate.
"I'm honestly afraid my enjoyer is wearing out," she said in a worried tone.
And don't you worry about your 'enjoyer'—it's the strongest part of your anatomy in my opinion.
The individual soul is, moreover, capable of inwardly ruling the complex of the organs of action, as it is the enjoyer.The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya
Translator: George Thibaut
Word Origin for enjoy
late 14c., "rejoice, be glad" (intransitive), from Old French enjoir "to give joy, rejoice, take delight in," from en- "make" (see en- (1)) + joir "enjoy," from Latin gaudere "rejoice" (see joy); Sense of "have the use or benefit of" first recorded early 15c. (replacing Old English brucan; see brook (v.)).
Meaning "take pleasure in" is mid-15c. In modern use it has a tendency to lose its connection with pleasure: newspaper photo captions say someone enjoys an ice cream cone, etc., when all she is doing is eating it, and Wright's "English Dialect Dictionary" (1900) reports widespread use in north and west England of the phrase to enjoy bad health for one who has ailments. Related: Enjoyed; enjoying; enjoys.