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enjoy

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Verb (transitive)
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en=joy
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38 in 38 verses (in OT : 37 in 37 verses) (in NT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

enjoyv. t. [OF. enjoier to receive with joy; pref. en- (L. in) + OF. & F. joie joy: cf. OF. enjoir to enjoy. See Joy.].
  •  To take pleasure or satisfaction in the possession or experience of; to feel or perceive with pleasure; to be delighted with; as, to enjoy the dainties of a feast; to enjoy conversation.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To have, possess, and use with satisfaction; to occupy or have the benefit of, as a good or profitable thing, or as something desirable; as, to enjoy a free constitution and religious liberty.  [1913 Webster]
    "That the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers."  [1913 Webster]
    "To enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To have sexual intercourse with.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
To enjoy one's self, to feel pleasure; to be happy.
enjoyv. i. 
     To take satisfaction; to live in happiness.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

enjoy, v.tr.
1 take delight or pleasure in.
2 have the use or benefit of.
3 experience (enjoy poor health).

Idiom
enjoy oneself experience pleasure.
Derivative
enjoyer n. enjoyment n.
Etymology
ME f. OF enjoier give joy to or enjo{iuml}r enjoy, ult. f. L gaudere rejoice

THESAURUS

enjoy

adore, appreciate, bask in, be enfeoffed of, be fond of, be partial to, be pleased with, be possessed of, be seized of, benefit from, boast, claim, command, delight in, derive pleasure from, devour, dig, eat up, fancy, feast on, fill, freak out on, get high on, gloat over, groove on, have, have and hold, have in hand, have tenure of, hold, indulge in, like, love, luxuriate in, make merry, make use of, occupy, possess, rejoice in, relish, revel in, riot in, savor, smack the lips, squat, squat on, swim in, take advantage of, take pleasure in, take to, taste, use, use to advantage, usucapt, utilize, wallow in

ROGET THESAURUS

enjoy

Possession

VB possess, have, hold, occupy, enjoy, be possessed of, have in hand, own, command, inherit, come to, come in for, engross, monopolize, forestall, regrate, impropriate, have all to oneself, corner, have a firmhold of, get into one's hand, belong to, appertain to, pertain to, be in one's possession, vest in.

Eventuality

VB happen, occur, take place, take effect, come, become of, come off, comeabout, come round, come into existence, come forth, come to pass, come on, pass, present itself, fall, fall out, turn out, run, be on foot, fall in, befall, betide, bechance, prove, eventuate, draw on, turn up, crop up, spring up, pop up, arise, show up, show its face, appear, come forth, cast up, supervene, survene, issue, arrive, ensue, arise, start, hold, take its course, pass off, meet with, experience, enjoy, encounter, undergo, suffer, pass through, go through, be subjected to, be exposed to, fall to the lot of, be one's chance, be one's fortune, be one's lot, find, endure.

Pleasure

VB be pleased, feel pleasure, experience pleasure, joy, enjoy oneself, hug oneself, be in clover &c, be in elysium, tread on enchanted ground, fall into raptures, go into raptures, feel at home, breathe freely, bask in the sunshine, be pleased with, receive pleasure, derive pleasure, from, take pleasure, in, delight in, rejoice in, indulge in, luxuriate in, gloat over, enjoy, relish, like, love, take to, take a fancy to, have a liking for, enter into the spirit of, take in good part, treat oneself to, solace oneself with.

Physical Pleasure

VB feel pleasure, experience pleasure, receive pleasure, enjoy, relish, luxuriate in, revel in, riot in, bask in, swim in, drink up, eat up, wallow in, feast on, gloat over, float on, smack the lips, live on the fat of the land, live in comfort, bask in the sunshine, faire ses choux gras, give pleasure.


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