Amuse synonyms

ə-myo͝oz'
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To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly.
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To impart fresh life to; refresh mentally or physically.
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To affect with or become affected by irregular and involuntary muscular contractions.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To dissolve; to part.
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To kill or destroy in a violent way
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To cause to break:
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Entertain is defined as to make hold the attention of someone and give them fun, to have someone over as a guest, or to think about something.
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(Intransitive) To be pierced or penetrated by an instrument that cuts as it turns.
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To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
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To arouse strong feeling in:
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To tease or excite pleasurably; titillate:
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(Idiomatic) To cause to laugh heartily
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Cheer means to comfort, encourage or bring joy.
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To beguile is defined as to deceive someone in a cunning way or to enchant someone and make him become attracted to you.
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1551, Ralph Robinson (tr.), Sir Thomas More's Utopia (in Latin), 1516
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To entertain by providing a splendid feast
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To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing.
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To thwart passage of; veto:
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Amusing; humorous:
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Of or relating to comedy.
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That diverts; esp., amusing or entertaining
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(Archaic) Tending to divert; amusing; interesting.
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Agreeably diverting; amusing:
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The definition of facetious is a joke made about something serious.
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The definition of farcical is a comedy act or a situation that is improbable or exaggerated to the point of being ridiculous.
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Making or given to making amusing jokes or witticisms:
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The definition of humorous is funny or comical.
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Playful; characterized by joking
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Fitted to excite laughter; humorous.
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Idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny.
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Marked by or offering fun, good feelings, and liveliness; festive:
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Being, or pertaining to, recreation.
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Capable of laughing or inclined to laugh.
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The definition of whimsical is playful or out of the ordinary.
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Unusual and bizarre in a funny, comical way; outlandish; clownish
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Something that amuses or entertains; entertainment
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The mixed sound of many voices, especially of birds or children.
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The definition of a distraction is something that takes your attention away from something on which you should be focused.
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A maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action, especially as part of military strategy.
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(Ballet) A short ballet within a larger work, usually providing a break from the main plot
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Enjoyment is defined as a state of feeling pleasure and joy, or is defined as something that causes you to experience pleasure and joy.
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An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.
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A celebration, entertainment, or series of performances of a certain kind, often held periodically
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A playful trick; prank
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The definition of fun is something that brings pleasure, joy or playfulness.
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(Uncountable) The state of being happy.
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Merriment is defined as fun, gaiety and enjoyable or festive activities and interactions.
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(Slang) An easy task or pleasant experience:
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The act or manner of using a card, piece, or ball in a game or sport:
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A source of a special delight or pleasure:
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To cause to feel worried or uneasy; unsettle:
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(Obs.) To give or assign as security for a debt, etc.
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To cause to feel happily refreshed and energetic; elate:
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To fascinate is defined as to get someone very interested or to hold someone's attention.
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To please or satisfy:
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Used as an affirmative to an offer.
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Sport is defined as to wear, usually something that calls attention.
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To dress up; spruce up
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To play (with).
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(Intransitive) To become angry.
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To lose energy or strength; grow weary:
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To disturb or irritate, especially by continued or repeated acts; to bother with unpleasant deeds.
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To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
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(Intransitive) To lose a sharp edge; to become dull.
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The definition of amusing is someone who provides entertainment or who incites laughter.
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Synonym Study

  • Beguile suggests the occupation of time with an agreeable activity, largely to dispel boredom or tedium
  • Entertain implies planned amusement or diversion, often with some intellectual appeal another guest entertained us with folk songs
  • To divert is to take the attention from serious thought or worry to something that amuses
  • the monkey's antics amused him
  • Amuse suggests the agreeable occupation of the mind, esp. by something that is light or appeals to the sense of humor we amused ourselves with a game of cards
Find another word for amuse. In this page you can discover 74 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for amuse, like: delight, raise a laugh, recreate, convulse, break up, have rolling in the aisles, slay, fracture, entertain, bore and divert.