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.]


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.


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.


To have sexual intercourse with.


To enjoy one's self, to feel pleasure; to be happy.


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En*joy", v. i.

To take satisfaction; to live in happiness.




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