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enjoy

  

      vb   tr  
1    to receive pleasure from; take joy in  
2    to have the benefit of; use with satisfaction  
3    to have as a condition; experience  
the land enjoyed a summer of rain     
4    Archaic   to have sexual intercourse with  
5    enjoy oneself   to have a good time  
     (C14: from Old French enjoir, from en-1 + joir to find pleasure in, from Latin gaudere to rejoice)  
  enjoyable      adj  
  enjoyableness      n  
  enjoyably      adv  
  enjoyer      n  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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enjoy

  
1    appreciate, be entertained by, be pleased with, delight in, like, rejoice in, relish, revel in, take joy in, take pleasure in or from  
2    be blessed or favoured with, experience, have, have the benefit of, have the use of, own, possess, reap the benefits of, use  
3    enjoy oneself      have a ball     (informal)   have a field day     (informal)   have a good time, have fun, let one's hair down, make merry  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    abhor, despise, detest, dislike, hate, have no taste or stomach for, loathe  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
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