Another word for amuse
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These verbs refer to actions that provide pleasure, especially as a means of passing time. Amuse, the least specific, implies directing attention away from serious matters: I amused myself with a game of solitaire. Entertain suggests acts undertaken to furnish amusement: “They [timetables and catalogs] are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written” (W. Somerset Maugham). Divert implies distraction from worrisome thought or care: “I had neither Friends or Books to divert me” (Richard Steele). To regale is to entertain with something enormously enjoyable: “He loved to regale his friends with tales about the many memorable characters he had known as a newspaperman” (David Rosenzweig).