Definition of take pleasure in in US English:

take pleasure in


  • Derive happiness or enjoyment from.

    ‘they take a perverse pleasure in causing trouble’
    • ‘Happiness is the art of taking pleasure in what you have.’
    • ‘Your partner may also love it or will simply take pleasure in your happiness.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our work is not drudgery, but something we are to take pleasure in today.’
    • ‘We got in touch with other writers and we have pulled together a few items for you to, hopefully, take pleasure in.’
    • ‘If you want to be happy, you have to take pleasure in what you have.’
    • ‘There were times when she seemed almost to take pleasure in that.’
    • ‘In other words, if we take pleasure in what God has given us, He'll give us more.’
    • ‘When this work is complete the river will become something to take pleasure in again, rather than being an eyesore.’
    enjoy, delight in, love, like, adore, be entertained by, be amused by, be pleased by, appreciate, relish, savour, revel in, glory in
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