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Dictionary Information: Definition Enjoy
Thesaurus: Joy
Description and Meaning: Joy

  Enjoy (En*joy") (?), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Enjoyed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Enjoying.]
[OF. enjoier to receive with joy; pref. en- (L. in) + OF. & F. joie joy: cf. OF. enjoir to enjoy. See Joy.]

1. To take pleasure or satisfaction in the possession or experience of; to feel or perceive with pleasure; to be delighted with; as, to enjoy the dainties of a feast; to enjoy conversation.
2. To have, possess, and use with satisfaction; to occupy or have the benefit of, as a good or profitable thing, or as something desirable; as, to enjoy a free constitution and religious liberty. "That the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers." Num. xxxvi. 8. "To enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season." Heb. xi. 25.
3. To have sexual intercourse with. Milton.

-- To enjoy one's self, to feel pleasure; to be happy.
Enjoy (En*joy"), v. i.

To take satisfaction; to live in happiness. [R.] Milton.

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