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en·joy

enjoy

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn joI
grammatical pattern:
verb + gerund, verb + poss. + gerund, verb + IT when
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: enjoys, enjoying, enjoyed
definition 1: to find pleasure or joy in.
I enjoy football more than baseball.She doesn't really enjoy her work, but she needs the money.He has always enjoyed going to the theater and eating at fine restaurants.[verb + gerund ] I did not enjoy his treating me in that patronizing way.[verb + poss. + gerund ] She seems to enjoy it when other people embarrass themselves.[verb + IT when ]
synonyms:
like, love, relish
antonyms:
abominate
similar words:
admire, eat up, fancy, savor, taste
definition 2: to benefit from; have the use of.
Both of my grandparents enjoy good health.The east coast is enjoying fair weather this week.
synonyms:
avail oneself of, take advantage of
antonyms:
lack
similar words:
boast, experience, have, know, possess, retain, taste
definition 3: to experience pleasure or happiness for (oneself).
She enjoyed herself at the party.
similar words:
bask, delight, indulge, regale
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