Synonyms for enjoy

Grammar : Verb
Spell : en-joi
Phonetic Transcription : ɛnˈdʒɔɪ

Top 10 synonyms for enjoy Other synonyms for the word enjoy

Définition of enjoy

Origin :
  • 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.
  • verb take pleasure in, from something
  • verb have the benefit or use of
Example sentences :
  • But does the woman who sells herself to but one enjoy life any more?
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • They did their work, they left us the splendid heritage we now enjoy.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • "Be sovereign of Greece, and then enjoy ourselves," said the king.
  • Extract from : « The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Issue 267, August 4, 1827 » by Various
  • It was all very well for those two to enjoy her flowers; of course they would.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • They are not any the less mine because I am letting other people have a chance to enjoy them.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • We could at least enjoy the selfish satisfaction of faring better than our neighbours.
  • Extract from : « The Roof of France » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • We have succeeded, and I want to enjoy our success and forget its processes.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • That every man may enjoy it without injury to his allegiance.
  • Extract from : « A Theological-Political Treatise [Part IV] » by Benedict of Spinoza
  • I want everyone to enjoy it, and my brother to act the principal part in it.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • To tell the truth, Rico did enjoy his supper wonderfully well.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri

Antonyms for enjoy

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