US: /ˈpɫɛʒɝ/
UK: /plˈɛʒɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

pleasure /'pleʤə/
  • danh từ
    • niềm vui thích, điều thích thú, điều thú vị, điều vui thú, điều khoái trá
      • a day of pleasure: một ngày vui thú
      • it's a pleasure to...: thật là thú vị được...
      • to take pleasure in...: thích thú với...
      • with pleasure: xin vui lòng, rất hân hạnh
    • khoái lạc, hoan lạc; sự ăn chơi truỵ lạc
      • a life given up to pleasure: cuộc sống ăn chơi truỵ lạc
      • a man of pleasure: một người ưa khoái lạc, một người ăn chơi truỵ lạc
    • ý muốn, ý thích
      • what's your pleasure, sir?: (thương nghiệp) thưa ông muốn mua gì ạ?, thưa ông cần gì ạ?
      • I shall not consult his pleasure: tôi sẽ không hỏi ý muốn của hắn ta
      • at pleasure: tuỳ ý, tuỳ ý muốn, tuỳ ý thích
      • at someone's pleasure: tuỳ ý muốn của ai
      • that can be postponed during our pleasure: việc đó có thể để chậm lâu chừng nào tuỳ theo ý muốn của chúng ta
  • ngoại động từ
    • làm vui lòng, làm vui thích, làm vừa ý (ai)
    • nội động từ
      • (+ in) thích thú với, vui thích với, thú vị với
        • to pleasure in something: thích thú với cái gì
        • to pleasure in doing something: thích thú làm cái gì

    Advanced English dictionary

    + noun
    1 [U] ~ (in sth / in doing sth)
    ~ (of sth / of doing sth) a state of feeling or being happy or satisfied
    Synonym: ENJOYMENT
    to read for pleasure + He takes no pleasure in his work. + She had the pleasure of seeing him look surprised. + (formal) It gives me great pleasure to introduce our guest speaker. + (written) We request the pleasure of your company at the marriage of our daughter Lisa. + Caring for a sick relative is a task that brings both pleasure and pain. + She took pleasure in shocking her parents.
    2 [U] the activity of enjoying yourself, especially in contrast to working: Are you in Paris on business or pleasure?
    3 [C] a thing that makes you happy or satisfied: the pleasure and pains of everyday life + the simple pleasures of the countryside + It's a pleasure to meet you. + 'Thanks for doing that.' 'It's a pleasure.' + Swimming is one of my greatest pleasures. + Chocolate is one of life's little pleasures.
    Compare: DISPLEASURE
    Idioms: at your / sb's pleasure (formal) as you want; as sb else wants: The land can be sold at the owner's pleasure.
    with pleasure (formal) used as a polite way of accepting or agreeing to sth: 'May I sit here?' 'Yes, with pleasure.'

    Collocation dictionary

    1 enjoyment


    considerable, deep, enormous, great, intense
    It gives me enormous pleasure to welcome my next guest.
    | genuine, real | pure, sheer | quiet
    The audience nodded with quiet pleasure at her remark.
    | obvious | endless
    Children find endless pleasure in playing with water.
    | malicious, perverse, sadistic | vicarious
    He gained vicarious pleasure from watching people laughing and joking.
    | aesthetic, physical, sensual, sexual


    bring (sb), give (sb), provide | derive, find, gain, get, take
    My grandfather got immense pleasure out of life until the end.


    for ~
    Some people read for pleasure, and others read to study.
    | with ~
    His eyes lit up with pleasure.
    | ~ at
    He beamed with pleasure at seeing her.
    | ~ from
    She was deriving a perverse pleasure from his discomfort.
    | ~ in
    They took great pleasure in each other's company.


    business and pleasure
    I often meet useful people at parties, so I combine business with pleasure.
    | have the pleasure of sth
    May I have the pleasure of the next dance?

    2 sth that makes you happy


    great | doubtful, dubious
    the dubious pleasure of growing up in the public eye
    | little, simple
    one of life's little pleasures
    | fleeting, momentary, temporary


    (formal) I hope to have the pleasure of meeting you again.
    | enjoy | forego


    boat, craft


    the pleasures of life
    She enjoys the simple pleasures of life.
    | the pleasures of the flesh
    Priests promise to forego the pleasures of the flesh.

    Concise English dictionary

    +a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
    +something or someone that provides pleasure; a source of happiness
    +a formal expression
    +an activity that affords enjoyment
    +sexual gratification