One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Derive happiness or enjoyment from.‘they take a perverse pleasure in causing trouble’
enjoy, delight in, love, like, adore, be entertained by, be amused by, be pleased by, appreciate, relish, savour, revel in, glory inView synonyms
- ‘If you want to be happy, you have to take pleasure in what you have.’
- ‘Our work is not drudgery, but something we are to take pleasure in today.’
- ‘The idea is to get some experience under your belt, make some cash and take pleasure in what you're doing.’
- ‘Whether you're a city dweller or a country bumpkin like myself, it seems that we all take pleasure in what nature holds for us.’
- ‘When this work is complete the river will become something to take pleasure in again, rather than being an eyesore.’
- ‘In other words, if we take pleasure in what God has given us, He'll give us more.’
- ‘There were times when she seemed almost to take pleasure in that.’
- ‘We got in touch with other writers and we have pulled together a few items for you to, hopefully, take pleasure in.’
- ‘Your partner may also love it or will simply take pleasure in your happiness.’
- ‘Happiness is the art of taking pleasure in what you have.’
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