- 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. More Like This Verbs usually followed by -ing forms avoid, consider, delay, deny, enjoy, escape, finish, give up, imagine, involve, mention, mind, miss, postpone, practise, resist, risk, suggestSee worksheet.
- 2 [transitive] enjoy yourself to be happy and get pleasure from what you are doing They all enjoyed themselves at the party. Grammar PointenjoyNote 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 related entries: Happiness
- 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[intransitive] enjoy! (informal) used to say that you hope somebody gets pleasure from something that you are giving them or recommending to them Here's that book I promised you. Enjoy! Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French enjoier
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BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enjoy
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪ//he / she / it enjoys
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪz//past simple enjoyed
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪd//past participle enjoyed
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪd//-ing form enjoying
BrE BrE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈdʒɔɪɪŋ//Happiness