American English

Definition of enjoy verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enjoy
    he / she / it enjoys
    past simple enjoyed
    -ing form enjoying
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  1. 1[transitive] to get pleasure from something enjoy something We thoroughly enjoyed our time in New York. Thanks for a great evening. I really enjoyed it. enjoy doing something I enjoy playing tennis and squash.
  2. 2[transitive] enjoy yourself to be happy and get pleasure from what you are doing They all enjoyed themselves at the party.
  3. 3[transitive] enjoy something (formal) to have something good that is an advantage to you People in this country enjoy a high standard of living. He's always enjoyed good health.
  4. 4[intransitive] enjoy! (informal) used to say that you hope someone gets pleasure from something that you are giving them or recommending to them Here's that book I promised you. Enjoy!
GrammarenjoyNote the following patterns:I enjoyed myself at the party. I enjoyed at the party.Thanks. I really enjoyed it. Thanks. I really enjoyed.I enjoy playing basketball. I enjoy to play basketball.I enjoy reading very much. I enjoy very much reading.I hope you enjoy your trip. I hope you enjoy with your trip.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: enjoy