1ENJOY/LIKE DOING somethingto give someone great satisfaction and enjoyment 使愉快，使高兴
Her fabulous recipes will delight anyone who loves chocolate.
delight somebody with something
He is delighting audiences with his wit and humour.
2delight in somethingphrasal verbphr v [transitiveT]to enjoy something very much, especially something that other people think is not nice 以…为乐，喜欢〔尤指他人认为不好的事〕
5She delighted in interesting conversation.
He delights in complicating everything.
The verb delight in is not usually used to talk about things that people like doing. Use enjoy or love instead:
I really enjoy the countryside.
She loves watching old movies.
Examples from the Corpus
delight• Their decision to end cooperation will delight Belgrade.• But nothing delights him more than his futures markets, which are something of a hangover from his trading days.• This movieclassic will delight the whole family.
2sth that gives great pleasure樂事ADJECTIVE | VERB + DELIGHT | PREPOSITIONADJECTIVE➤real真正的樂事▸➤constant始終不變的樂趣◇The baby was a constant delight and source of amazement. 這個嬰兒不斷給人帶來喜悅和驚奇。➤unexpected意想不到的樂事▸➤culinary, gastronomic烹飪的／美食的樂趣➤earthly人間的樂事◇He became deeply religious and turned away from earthly delights. 他開始潛心信教，拋開一切塵世之樂。VERB + DELIGHT➤explore, sample發掘／嘗試樂事▸➤enjoy, savour/savor享受／品味樂趣◇Savour the culinary delights of Morocco. 體味一下摩洛哥烹飪的樂趣。PREPOSITION➤delight to對⋯而言的樂趣◇The old lady's reminiscences were a continual delight to Constance. 這位老太太對往事的回憶總是為康斯坦絲帶來快樂。
delight noun ⇨joy (squeal with delight)⇨pleasure (culinary delights)delight
➡ See also the entries for interestverb and please另见interest动词词条和please条delight ♦︎ charm ♦︎ captivate ♦︎ entrance ♦︎ enthral ♦︎ enchant ♦︎ bewitchThese are all words that can be used when sb/sth gives you great pleasure or makes you want it/them very much.这些词均表示使人愉悦或着迷。SYNONYM SCALE 词义标尺下图显示这些词所表达使人快乐的程度
PATTERNS AND COLLOCATIONS 句型和搭配◆to be delighted / charmed / captivated / enthralled / enchanted / bewitched by sb / sth■delight [transitive, intransitive] to give sb great pleasure使高兴；使愉快；带来欢乐◆This news will delight his fans all over the world. 这个消息将使全世界崇拜他的人都感到高兴。◆ (written) She had a limitless capacity to astonish and delight. 她总能带给人惊奇和欢乐。 see also delight ⇨ joy, delight ⇨ pleasure■charm [transitive, intransitive] to please or attract sb in a way that makes them like you or be willing to do what you want吸引；迷住◆He charmed his mother into letting him have his own way. 他哄得妈妈让他为所欲为。◆Her words had lost their power to charm. 她的话再也没有吸引力了。 see also charm ⇨ charmnoun, charming ⇨ nice2■captivate [transitive, often passive] (especiallywritten) to get and keep sb's close attention by being extremely interesting or attractive迷住；使着迷◆The children were captivated by her stories. 孩子们被她的故事迷住了。◆Men were captivated by her charm. 男人都被她的妩媚迷住了。■entrance ɪnˈtraːns; NAmEɪnˈtræns [transitive, usually passive] (written) to get and keep sb's close attention by making them feel great pleasure or admiration使狂喜；使入迷◆He listened to her, entranced. 他听她说话听得出了神。◆I was entranced by the bird's beauty. 我被那只鸟的美丽迷住了。■enthral (BrE) (NAmEenthrall) ɪnˈθrɔːl (-ll-) [transitive, often passive] (especiallywritten) to get and keep sb's close attention by being extremely interesting or attractive迷住；使着迷◆This book will enthral readers of all ages. 这本书对所有年龄的读者都具有吸引力。◆The child watched, enthralled by the bright moving images. 这孩子看着那些明亮的移动影像，着迷了。NOTE辨析 Captivate, entrance or enthral?You can be captivated by another person－their looks, charm or what they say or do. You can be entranced by a person or by sth that appeals to your senses, such as music, art or beauty. You can be enthralled by sth that you see or sth that appeals to your imagination, such as a story. * be captivated表示被别人的外表、魅力或言行迷住；be entranced表示被带来感官愉悦的人或事物迷住，如音乐、艺术或美态；be enthralled则表示被所见之物，或能够激发想象力的事物迷住，如故事。■enchant ɪnˈtʃɑːnt; NAmEɪnˈtʃænt [transitive] (especiallywritten) to attract sb strongly and make them feel great pleasure or interest使着迷；使陶醉◆The happy family scene had enchanted him. 一家其乐融融的场面使他陶醉。■bewitchbɪˈwɪtʃ [transitive, often passive, intransitive] (written) to attract or impress sb so much that they cannot think in a sensible way迷住；迷惑◆He was completely bewitched by her beauty. 他被她的美貌彻底迷住了。