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Synonyms for amuse
əˈmyuz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amuse, divert, disport(verb)

    occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

    "The play amused the ladies"

    Synonyms:
    deviate, lark, sport, romp, run around, cavort, lark about, rollick, divert, frolic, disport, hive off, gambol, frisk, skylark

  2. amuse(verb)

    make (somebody) laugh

    "The clown amused the children"

    Synonyms:
    divert, disport

Wiktionary

  1. amuse(verb)

    Synonyms:
    please, divert, gratify, entertain, beguile

  2. amuse(verb)

    To entertain or occupy in a pleasant manner; to stir with pleasing emotions.

    Synonyms:
    divert, entertain, beguile, gratify, please

  3. amuse(verb)

    To cause laughter, to be funny.

    Synonyms:
    gratify, beguile, entertain, divert, please

  4. amuse(verb)

    To keep in expectation; to beguile; to delude.

    He amused his followers with idle promises. -Johnson.

    Synonyms:
    gratify, entertain, beguile, divert, please

  5. amuse(verb)

    To divert attention, to distract, to bewilder.

    Synonyms:
    beguile, gratify, please, divert, entertain

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. amuse

    To entertain, in the sense here considered, is to engage and pleasantly occupy the attention; to amuse is to occupy the attention in an especially bright and cheerful way, often with that which excites merriment or laughter; as, he entertained us with an amusing story. To divert is to turn from serious thoughts or laborious pursuits to something that lightly and agreeably occupies the mind; one may be entertained or amused who has nothing serious or laborious from which to be diverted. To recreate, literally to re-create, is to engage mind or body in some pleasing activity that restores strength and energy for serious work. To beguile is, as it were, to cheat into cheer and comfort by something that insensibly draws thought or feeling away from pain or disquiet. We beguile a weary hour, cheer the despondent, divert the preoccupied, enliven a dull evening or company, gratify our friends' wishes, entertain, interest, please a listening audience, occupy idle time, disport ourselves when merry, recreate when worn with toil; we amuse ourselves or others with whatever pleasantly passes the time without special exertion, each according to his taste.

    Synonyms:
    beguile, cheer, delight, disport, divert, enliven, entertain, gratify, interest, occupy, please, recreate

    Antonyms:
    annoy, bore, busy, disquiet, distract, disturb, tire, weary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. amuse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    entertain, divert, please, cheer, enliven, solace, beguile, relax, disport

  2. amuse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deceive (by inspiring false hopes), delude, cheat, inveigle, mislead, impose upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. amuse(v)

    Synonyms:
    entertain, divert, beguile, recreate, please

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    entertain, distract

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How to use amuse in a sentence?

  1. Henry Adams:

    Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.

  2. Lady Carnarvon:

    It’s a new step for me. We will welcome people from all over, I expect. Access is going to depend on the time of year. It will be cosy, charming and unique, it’s exciting bringing back to life an old, sad building and again giving it purpose. It is a new departure for us to try short lets and we hope it will amuse people.

  3. Robert Hutchins:

    Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Absurdities and Anomalies of Life always amaze and amuse me. Shared here are my favorite 21 mind-boggling dichotomies: (i) Only Certainty in this world is that there is nothing Certain, except death and taxes off course, (ii) Only Constant is the Change, (iii) The more you try to impress folks, the less impressed they will be, (iv) The more afraid you become of death, the less likely you wll enjoy life, (v) The more afraid you are to fail, the more likely you will fail, (vi) The more you fail, the more likely you will succeed, (vii) The harder you push for anything, the harder it will be to achieve, (viii) The more available anything is, the less likely you will want it, (ix) The more you learn, the more you realize your ignorance, (x) The more you argue with spouse or boss, the less likely you will win, (xi) The more you try to come close, the farther you will get pushed, (xii) The more choices you will have, the less satisfied you will be with any of those, (xiii) The more connected you get in social network, more isolated you will become, (xiv) The more you talk about your flaws, the more perfect you become in society's eyes, (xv) Peace is the only battle worth fighting for, (xvi) In order to better understand the world, you will have to turn away from it, (xvii) The more the people talk about something, the less they know about it, (xviii) The less someone cares about others, the less he cares about himself, (xix) the more you hate a trait in others, the more likely you are avoiding it in your own self, (xx) Those who can't trust others can't be trusted, and finally (xxi) No matter what it is, at the end of the day, the less is always the more.

  5. Robert M. Hutchins:

    Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.


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