to experience with joy; take pleasure in: He enjoys Chinese food.
to have and use with satisfaction; have the benefit of: He enjoys an excellent income from his trust funds.
to find or experience pleasure for (oneself): She seems to enjoy herself at everything she does.
to undergo (an improvement): Automobile manufacturers have enjoyed a six-percent rise in sales over the past month.
to have intercourse with.
- en·joy·er, noun
- en·joy·ing·ly, adverb
- pre·en·joy, verb (used with object)
- re·en·joy, verb (used with object)
- un·en·joyed, adjective
- un·en·joy·ing, adjective
- un·en·joy·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use enjoy in a sentence
More recently, the company made Halloween a big sales event, enjoying strong results driven in part by a $300 12-foot skeleton that sold like hotcakes.How Lowe’s and Home Depot plan to keep growing even after the COVID home improvement boom | Phil Wahba | November 20, 2020 | Fortune
The choice of wine for your Thanksgiving feast is personal, and I encourage you to enjoy a wine that is special to you.Food-friendly wines to pair with your Thanksgiving dishes | Dave McIntyre | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
From the base lodge, it’s a couple lifts to the top of the mountain, where you can enjoy views of Glacier National Park before dropping into powder stashes through the trees of North Bowl.10 Ski Areas Where You Can Camp in the Parking Lot | Megan Michelson | November 20, 2020 | Outside Online
Then you’ll enjoy this fantasy starring a wizard whose familiar is, wait for it, a sourdough starter named Bob.
Art lovers can enjoy everything from contemporary art to mid-century modern furniture to Impressionist paintings.
The demonic ‘anti-Santa’ enjoys an unlikely renaissance as we learn to embrace our inner pagan.
Laskey, who earned a degree in psychology, enjoys painting and poetry.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture | Eliza Krigman | November 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Zoe enjoys being able to share her stories with her friends and classmates.
Conrad, you see, is in an open marriage and enjoys a little submission and a little pain with her sex.Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue | Heather Boerner | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But even if she did enjoy it, even if she enjoys the attention, so what?
From that time its reputation has kept pace with its cultivation, until it now enjoys a world wide popularity.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
A God who enjoys a power which nothing in the world can resist, can He apprehend that His intentions could be thwarted?Superstition In All Ages (1732) | Jean Meslier
From the remains left by this noble animal, the caracal not unoften enjoys a comfortable repast.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
It enjoys an excellent climate and is the centre of a European agricultural settlement.
She is always on the lookout for something to eat, and she always enjoys it better if it is something she should not have.The Red Cow and Her Friends | Peter McArthur
British Dictionary definitions for enjoy
to receive pleasure from; take joy in
to have the benefit of; use with satisfaction
to have as a condition; experience: the land enjoyed a summer of rain
archaic to have sexual intercourse with
enjoy oneself to have a good time
- enjoyable, adjective
- enjoyableness, noun
- enjoyably, adverb
- enjoyer, noun
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