savor

Whether it’s a feeling of joy or a piece of pecan pie — when you savor something, you enjoy it to the fullest.

When you savor something, you enjoy it so much that you want to make it last forever. With that in mind, savor carries a connotation of doing something slowly. If you savor that flourless chocolate tart, then you eat it slowly, bit by bit, deliberately picking every last crumb off the plate. The word is often applied to eating, but you can savor any pleasurable experience, whether it’s the winning touchdown or your moment in the spotlight.

Definitions of savor
  1. noun
    the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    synonyms: flavor, flavour, nip, relish, sapidity, savour, smack, tang
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    types:
    lemon
    a distinctive tart flavor characteristic of lemons
    vanilla
    a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans
    type of:
    gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation
    the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
  2. verb
    have flavor; taste of something
    synonyms: savour, taste
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    types:
    smack, taste
    have a distinctive or characteristic taste
  3. verb
    give taste to
    synonyms: savour
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    type of:
    flavor, flavour, season
    lend flavor to
  4. verb
    taste appreciatively
    savor the soup”
    synonyms: savour
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    type of:
    taste
    perceive by the sense of taste
  5. verb
    derive or receive pleasure from; get enjoyment from; take pleasure in
    synonyms: bask, enjoy, relish, savour
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    types:
    feast one's eyes
    look at with great enjoyment
    devour
    enjoy avidly
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