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entertain

en·ter·tain

entertain

 
pronunciation:
en tr teIn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: entertained, entertaining, entertains
definition 1: to occupy pleasantly; amuse.
They hired a clown to entertain the children at the party.The show is not very intellectually challenging, but it entertains people.
 
synonyms:
amuse, divert
antonyms:
bore
similar words:
beguile, delight, disport, please, regale, tickle
definition 2: to give hospitality to.
We entertained guests last night, and I made my chicken curry.
similar words:
banquet, fete, host, treat, wine and dine
definition 3: to have in mind; consider.
Recently, I've entertained thoughts of selling the business.
synonyms:
harbor, hold
antonyms:
dismiss, reject
similar words:
cogitate, consider, contemplate, imagine, ponder, weigh
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to give hospitality to guests.
He loves to entertain, especially by throwing lavish dinner parties.
similar words:
banquet, receive, treat
definition 2: to provide entertainment or amusement.
Who is entertaining at the comedy club tonight?
similar words:
delight, perform, please
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