Synonyms for entertain
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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provide entertainment for
entertain, think of, toy with, flirt with, think aboutverb
take into consideration, have in view
"He entertained the notion of moving to South America"
dream up, mean, harbour, concoct, think about, repute, esteem, hold, hatch, remember, think up, harbor, have in mind, regard as, flirt with, look on, toy with, nurse, look upon, think of, take to be
harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurseverb
maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
"bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, suck, deem, hold up, toy with, arrest, breastfeed, take, have, concord, think about, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, suckle, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, lactate, confine, have got, restrain, wet-nurse, withstand, agree, hold in, flirt with, halt, contain, think of, concur, maintain, guard, shield, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, declare, give suck, bear
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How to use entertain in a sentence?
You don't have to kiss that woman if you want to entertain people, the fact that you thought that kissing the woman would entertain people...that's something really sick.
But as the number of incidents build, you'll find someone who will entertain a class action [lawsuit] dealing with a product defect.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Alex Wyshyvanuk know, if the president chooses to run again in 2024, I mean, first of all, I'm focused on winning this majority right now and preserving a majority this year in 2022, so, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it … I think if the president has a vision and that's something certainly we're all willing to entertain and examine when the time comes.
British Airways has steadfastly refused to entertain the possibility because it's not on the side of the enthusiasts, club Concorde is part of Club Concorde image and Club Concorde doesn't want to hand over this iconic part of Club Concorde history to well-meaning tinkerers, especially those whose desire to see the aircraft fly is clouding their judgment over the extent and nature of the associated problems -- of which money is arguably the least difficult to overcome.
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- приемам гости, забавлявамBulgarian
- divertir, entretenir, distreureCatalan, Valencian
- entretener, divertirSpanish
- divertir, recevoirFrench
- בידר, ארחHebrew
- 楽しませる, 歓待する, もてなすJapanese
- remitto me, remittor, oblectoLatin
- ontvangen, amuseren, vermakenDutch
- divertir, entreterPortuguese
- развлечься, развлечь, развлекать, развлекатьсяRussian
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