take delight in

take delight in

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  • delight — 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 …   Combinatory dictionary

  • delight — 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.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • delight — 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:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • take — 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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

  • delight — 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… …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • take — [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 …   New thesaurus

  • take (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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Take — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delight — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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