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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 for "amuse":

    entertain, distract

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How to use amuse in a sentence?

  1. Evelyn Waugh:

    We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.

  2. Henry Tuckerman:

    To impress others we must be earnest; to amuse them, it is only necessary to be kindly and fanciful.

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Let us not teach them, but amuse them.

  4. Henry Adams:

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

  5. 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.

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