enjoy-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: relish, savor, delight in

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[experiencer] ENJOY NP2[stimulus]
NOTE: subject is a sentient being, ??the lawn chairs don't enjoy being left out in the rain?? (very metaphoric)

The dogs enjoyed running along the beach.
Who enjoys hanging around airports?
John enjoys a glass of wine with dinner.
The country enjoyed watching its athletes win medals.
We didn't enjoy the movie last night.
Those engineers enjoy a good challenge.

VerbNet: admire-31.2-1
FrameNet: Experiencer_subj
PropBank: enjoy.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 5

Sense Number 2: derive benefit from

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[beneficiary] ENJOY NP2
NOTE: The subject need not be sentient, 'enjoy' is not an experience but a state of affairs

The nation has enjoyed low inflation for many years.
These industries may no longer enjoy such high profit margins as before.
Mary will no longer enjoy special privileges at the science museum.
My manual gear shift did not enjoy my teenaged son's rough handling.

VerbNet: want-32.1-1
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: enjoy.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4