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English verb: enjoy

1. enjoy (emotion) derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in

SamplesShe relished her fame and basked in her glory.

Synonymsbask, relish, savor, savour

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Narrower (hyponym)devour, feast one's eyes


2. enjoy (consumption) have benefit from

SamplesEnjoy privileges.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

3. enjoy (emotion) get pleasure from

SamplesI love cooking.

ExamplesThey enjoy him to write the letter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE

Broader (hypernym)like

Narrower (hyponym)get off

4. enjoy (perception) have for one's benefit

SamplesThe industry enjoyed a boom.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)experience, go through, see

Antonymssuffer, endure

5. enjoy (consumption) take delight in

SamplesHe delights in his granddaughter.

ExamplesSam and Sue enjoy the movie , They will enjoy the duet

Synonymsdelight, revel

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Narrower (hyponym)have a ball, have a good time, live it up, wallow

Entailexpend, use

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