enjoy Definition

  • 1to take pleasure in something
  • 2to have a good time doing something

Using enjoy: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "enjoy" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I enjoy reading books.

  • Example

    She enjoys playing tennis.

  • Example

    We enjoyed our vacation in Hawaii.

  • Example

    He enjoys spending time with his family.

enjoy Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for enjoy

Antonyms for enjoy

Idioms Using enjoy

  • to enjoy the rewards or benefits of one's hard work


    After years of hard work, he was finally able to enjoy the fruits of his labor.

  • to be declared healthy after an illness or medical check-up


    After his check-up, the doctor gave him a clean bill of health, and he was able to enjoy life again.

  • to enjoy the experience, even if it is difficult or challenging


    Life is full of ups and downs, but it's important to enjoy the ride.

Phrases with enjoy

  • to have a good time, to have fun


    We enjoyed ourselves at the party last night.

  • to appreciate and savor the present moment


    Don't worry about the future, just enjoy the moment.

  • enjoy one's company

    to like being with someone


    I always enjoy your company.

Origins of enjoy

from Old French 'enjoier', meaning 'to give joy'


Summary: enjoy in Brief

The verb 'enjoy' [ɪnˈdʒɔɪ] means to take pleasure in something or to have a good time doing something. It can be used in various contexts, such as hobbies, activities, and experiences. For example, 'She enjoys playing tennis' and 'We enjoyed our vacation in Hawaii.' 'Enjoy' also has idiomatic expressions like 'enjoy the fruits of one's labor,' which means to enjoy the rewards of hard work, and 'enjoy the ride,' which means to enjoy the experience, even if it is difficult.

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