Synonyms for entertain
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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.5 / 2 votes
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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His ultimate intention was to entertain audiences in a wholesome way.
I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
As an independent Muslim country, we will not be tied to any bloc that promotes decadence and ungodly behavior, we are no longer going to entertain any dialogue with the European Union, either directly or through the sub-regional, regional and international blocs of which we are members.
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.
Gambia's government will not tolerate any negotiation on the issue of homosexuality with the EU or any international block or nation, we are no longer going to entertain any dialogue with the EU either directly or through sub-regional, regional and international blocks to which we are members.
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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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