The practice, whatever Child Protective Services may think of it, enjoys a distinguished pedigree.
In Norse mythology, Loki is a shape-shifting god who enjoys the occasional turn as a woman.
Especially if one enjoys an alcoholic beverage with food, like I do, like he does.
Unlike Egypt, Jordan enjoys some press freedom, though public criticism of the king is prohibited.
Joe enjoys the sexual sway she holds over men, toying with their preconceived expectations in order to satisfy her appetite.
I believe, however, he enjoys it only in his see, not in London.
New-Haven enjoys an elephant that has corns, and is about to be operated on by a chiropodist.
Like the Jesuits he enjoys a most unenviable reputation among Protestants.
Can they prolong their own possession, or lengthen his days who enjoys them?
One enjoys a blessed disregard of the calendar on such expeditions as mine, walking on from day to day.
late 14c., "rejoice, be glad" (intransitive), from Old French enjoir "to give joy, rejoice, take delight in," from en- "make" (see en- (1)) + joir "enjoy," from Latin gaudere "rejoice" (see joy); Sense of "have the use or benefit of" first recorded early 15c. (replacing Old English brucan; see brook (v.)).
Meaning "take pleasure in" is mid-15c. In modern use it has a tendency to lose its connection with pleasure: newspaper photo captions say someone enjoys an ice cream cone, etc., when all she is doing is eating it, and Wright's "English Dialect Dictionary" (1900) reports widespread use in north and west England of the phrase to enjoy bad health for one who has ailments. Related: Enjoyed; enjoying; enjoys.
An exhortation to be happy, to enjoy oneself: Go. Read. Enjoy. It couldn't hurt/ The trooper grinned. ''Enjoy,'' he said, and walked on toward the cruiser
[1980s+; fr a Yiddish speech pattern, recorded but not approved by Leo Rosten]