take+delight

  • 1take delight in — verb enjoy Syn: delight in …

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  • 2delight — I n. 1) to feel delight; to take delight in (they took delight in watching the children play) 2) great, intense, sheer; sardonic delight 3) delight at 4) a delight to + inf. (it was a delight to watch such fine acting) 5) to smb. s delight (to my …

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  • 3delight — de|light1 [dıˈlaıt] n 1.) [U] a feeling of great pleasure and satisfaction with/in delight ▪ The kids were screaming with delight. to sb s delight/to the delight of sb ▪ To the delight of his proud parents, he has made a full recovery.… …

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  • 4delight — 1 noun 1 (U) feelings of great pleasure and satisfaction: with/in delight: The kids rushed down to the beach, shrieking with delight. | to sb s delight: To my secret delight, Sarah announced that she was leaving. | scream/gasp etc of delight:… …

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  • 5take — take1 W1S1 [teık] v past tense took [tuk] past participle taken [ˈteıkən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(action)¦ 2¦(move)¦ 3¦(remove)¦ 4¦(time/money/effort etc)¦ 5¦(accept)¦ 6¦(hold something)¦ 7¦(travel)¦ 8 …

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  • 6delight in — verb enjoy Syn: take delight in …

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  • 7delight — I. n. Joy, gladness, delectation, satisfaction, charm, gratification, rapture, transport, ravishment, ecstasy, great pleasure. II. v. a. Enrapture, transport, ravish, enchant, charm, gratify, rejoice, please highly. III. v. n. Take delight, have… …

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  • 8take — [n] profit booty*, catch, catching, cut, gate, haul*, holding, part, proceeds, receipts, return, returns, revenue, share, takings, yield; concept 344 Ant. debt, loss take [v1] get; help oneself to abduct, accept, acquire, arrest, attain, capture …

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  • 9take (a) delight in (doing) something — phrase to enjoy something, or to enjoy doing something He seemed to take great delight in embarrassing me. Thesaurus: to enjoy something, or to enjoy yourselfsynonym Main entry: delight …

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  • 10Take — Take, v. t. [imp. {Took} (t[oo^]k); p. p. {Taken} (t[=a]k n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Taking}.] [Icel. taka; akin to Sw. taga, Dan. tage, Goth. t[=e]kan to touch; of uncertain origin.] 1. In an active sense; To lay hold of; to seize with the hands, or… …

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  • 11Delight — De*light , v. i. To have or take great delight or pleasure; to be greatly pleased or rejoiced; followed by an infinitive, or by in. [1913 Webster] Love delights in praises. Shak. [1913 Webster] I delight to do thy will, O my God. Ps. xl. 8. [1913 …

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  • 12Take It From Here — (often referred to as TIFH , pronounced mdash; and sometimes humorously spelt mdash; TIFE ) was a British radio comedy programme broadcast by the BBC between 1948 and 1960. It was written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden, and starred Jimmy Edwards …

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  • 13delight — ► VERB 1) please greatly. 2) (delight in) take great pleasure in. ► NOUN 1) great pleasure. 2) a cause or source of great pleasure. ORIGIN Latin delectare to charm …

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  • 14delight in — take great pleasure in. → delight …

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  • 15delight in — [v] take pleasure from admire, adore, amuse oneself, appreciate, be content, be pleased, cherish, dig*, eat up*, enjoy, feast on, get a kick out of*, get high on*, get off on*, glory in, groove on*, indulge in, like, live a little*, live it up*,… …

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  • 16delight */*/ — I UK [dɪˈlaɪt] / US noun Word forms delight : singular delight plural delights 1) [uncountable] a feeling of great happiness and pleasure delight in: Joe s delight in his children s achievements was beautiful to see. with/in delight: They would… …

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  • 17delight — de|light1 [ dı laıt ] noun ** 1. ) uncount a feeling of great happiness and pleasure: delight in: Joe s delight in his children s achievements was beautiful to see. with/in delight: They would slide down the icy slopes, shrieking with delight. to …

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  • 18delight — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 feeling of great pleasure ADJECTIVE ▪ great ▪ absolute, utter ▪ pure, sheer ▪ mischievous (esp. BrE) …

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  • 19delight — [[t]dɪla͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦♦ delights, delighting, delighted 1) N UNCOUNT Delight is a feeling of very great pleasure. Throughout the house, the views are a constant source of surprise and delight... Andrew roared with delight when he heard Rachel s… …

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  • 20take — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. catch, capture (see acquisition); plagiarize, pirate (see stealing); take by storm; snap or pick up; do; work, be effective; snap a picture. n. taking; informal, receipts, haul, gate (sl.), swag (sl.) …

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