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Entertain (IPA: /ˌɛnɝˈteɪn/, /ˌɛntɝˈteɪn/)


Entertain (v. t.)

To be at the charges of; to take or keep in one's service; to maintain; to support; to harbor; to keep.

Entertain (v. t.)

To give hospitable reception and maintenance to; to receive at one's board, or into one's house; to receive as a guest.

Entertain (v. t.)

To engage the attention of agreeably; to amuse with that which makes the time pass pleasantly; to divert; as, to entertain friends with conversation, etc.

Entertain (v. t.)

To give reception to; to receive, in general; to receive and take into consideration; to admit, treat, or make use of; as, to entertain a proposal.

Entertain (v. t.)

To meet or encounter, as an enemy.

Entertain (v. t.)

To keep, hold, or maintain in the mind with favor; to keep in the mind; to harbor; to cherish; as, to entertain sentiments.

Entertain (v. t.)

To lead on; to bring along; to introduce.

Entertain (v. i.)

To receive, or provide entertainment for, guests; as, he entertains generously.

Entertain (n.)

Entertainment.

Entertain Synonyms

Hold, Harbor, Nurse, Harbour

Entertain Synonyms

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Entertain Synonyms

Flirt With, Think Of, Think About, Toy With

Translations

Entertain in Spanish

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Ai: I'm bored! The least you could do is entertain me for a bit!" - Final Fantasy Unlimited

Example Sentence (Quote)

"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." - Paul of Tarsus

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Books should, not Business, entertain the Light; And Sleep, as undisturb'd as Death, the Night." - Books

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home." - Death

Example Sentence (Quote)

" For mine own part, I could be well content To entertain the lag-end of my life With quiet hours." - Contentment


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