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entertain

en·ter·tain

entertain

 
pronunciation:
en tr teIn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: entertained, entertaining, entertains
definition 1: to amuse; keep interested.
She entertained me with stories about the people she met on her travels.
 
synonyms:
amuse, divert
antonyms:
bore
similar words:
delight, please
definition 2: to have as a guest.
We entertained four guests at dinner last night.
similar words:
host, treat
definition 3: to have in mind; consider.
My dad said I shouldn't entertain the idea of getting a new bike until next year.
synonyms:
harbor, hold
antonyms:
dismiss
similar words:
consider, contemplate, imagine, ponder, weigh
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