enjoy, v. 1. take pleasure in, be pleased with, take satisfaction in, derive pleasure from; delight in, relish in, rejoice in, revel in, riot in, SI. groove on; luxuriate in, bask in, indulge in, swim in, wallow in; feast on, savor, appreciate, gloat over, Inf. smack one's lips over, eat up; like, love, fancy, take to, SI. dig.
2. have a good time, have a time of it, Inf have the time of one's life, Inf. have a ball, Inf. eat [s.t.] up; SI. get a bang or kick or boot out of, SI. get a charge or lift out of, SI. get high off of, SI. get off on.
3. benefit from, profit from, reap the benefits of; make good use of, avail oneself of, make the most of; make use of, use, put to use, utilize, use to one's advantage.
enjoyable, adj. delightful, pleasant, pleasing, agreeable, pleasurable, gratifying, satisfying; lovely, nice, good, great, SI. swell, SI. fine; fun, amusing, entertaining, diverting; delectable, delicious, palatable, tasty, toothsome, savory.
enjoyment, n. delight, pleasure, joy; delectation, gratification, satisfaction; zest, relish, gusto, exhilaration, transport, ecstasy; gladness, cheer, mirth, glee, merriment, jollity, gaiety; happiness, elation, elevation, felicity, bliss; contentment, ease, comfort, cakes and ale, wine and roses, bed of roses, creature comforts; treat, feast, banquet, regalement, revelment, revel, revelry; good time, fun, SI. kick, SI. bang, thrill; amusement, diversion, entertainment, recreation, divertissement.
enkindle, v. 1. fire, ignite, torch, deflagrate, burn, kindle, burn up or down, set aflame or alight or on fire, set fire to, put to the torch, put or apply a match to, Obs. accend, Obs. flagrate.
2. incite, provoke, actuate, poke, prod, prick, goad, prompt, spur; encourage, urge, abet, egg on, put up to; instigate, look for trouble, Inf. start something; foment, agitate, suscitate, excite, impassion, intensify; arouse, madden, craze, stir up, wind up, work up, whip up, lash into a frenzy, Inf. psych up, heat up, Obs. calefy or calify, fire up, inflame, enflame, touch off, ignite the spark, stir the embers, stoke or fuel or fan the fire, add fuel to the flames or fire.
3. stimulate, animate, reanimate, whet, invigorate; motivate, inspirit, inspire, galvanize, electrify, Inf spark; energize, activate, vivify, rally, revive, enliven; liven up, pep up, awaken, wake up, waken, shake up, jolt, jog; push, drive, press, force, force along, propel; hound, whip, lash, flog; impel, induce, compel, constrain, move, stir, fillip; evoke, elicit, call forth, summon up, raise or spread the alarm.
enlarge, v. 1. increase, augment, add to, supplement; double, triple, treble, quadruple, multiply; magnify, amplify, make greater or larger or bigger, aggrandize, Chiefly Literary, greaten; expand, extend, distend, stretch, spread; widen, broaden, heighten, lengthen, elongate, deepen, thicken, increase the capacity of.
2. dilate, distend, inflate, blow up, swell, tumefy, in-tumesce, bloat, puff out, bulge, protuberate; grow, wax, become greater or larger or bigger; develop, mature, maturate, sprout, shoot up; mushroom, snowball, burgeon, spread out, outspread, branch out, sprawl.
3. expatiate, expound, descant, dissertate, perorate, discourse, dwell on, talk at great length; elaborate, detail, make more comprehensive, give wider scope or greater breadth to; prolong, prolongate, protract, draw out, spin out, drag out, go on, drone on.