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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: delit, from Latin delectare 'to please greatly', from delicere 'to attract'

delight

2 verb
     
delight2 [transitive]
to give someone great satisfaction and enjoyment:
Her fabulous recipes will delight anyone who loves chocolate.
delight somebody with something
He is delighting audiences with his wit and humour.

delight in something

phrasal verb
to enjoy something very much, especially something that other people think is not nice:
He delights in complicating everything.
She delighted in interesting conversation.

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