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To entertain by distracting the attention from worrisome thoughts or cares; amuse.
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  1. To entertain by distracting the attention from worrisome thoughts or cares; amuse.
  2. To turn aside from a course or direction:
  3. To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
To show hospitality to guests.
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  1. To show hospitality to guests.
  2. To hold the attention of (someone) with something amusing or diverting.
  3. To hold the interest of and give pleasure to; divert; amuse
To fill with joy, good spirits, and hope; gladden; comfort
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  1. To fill with joy, good spirits, and hope; gladden; comfort
  2. To express praise or approval for; acclaim:
  3. To be or become cheerful; feel encouraged
To deprive (someone) of or out of something by deceit; cheat
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  1. To deprive (someone) of or out of something by deceit; cheat
  2. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat:
  3. To pass (time) pleasantly.
To engage or employ the attention or concentration of:
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  1. To engage or employ the attention or concentration of:
  2. To hold or fill (an office or position).
  3. To take up or fill up (space, time, etc.)
To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
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  1. To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
  2. To cause to become involved or concerned with:
  3. To arouse the curiosity or hold the attention of:
To please greatly:
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  1. To please greatly:
  2. To take great pleasure or joy:
  3. To give great pleasure or joy:
To provide with great enjoyment; entertain.
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  1. To provide with great enjoyment; entertain.
  2. To provide hospitality for (someone); to supply with abundant food and drink. [from 17th c.]
  3. (Figuratively) To entertain with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh.
To take recreation.
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  1. To take recreation.
  2. To impart fresh life to; refresh mentally or physically.
  3. To put fresh life into; refresh or restore in body or mind, esp. after work, by play, amusement, or relaxation
To fill with mirth or pleasure; delight.
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  1. To fill with mirth or pleasure; delight.
  2. To touch (the body) lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements.
  3. To excite the surface nerves of, as by touching or stroking lightly with the finger, a feather, etc., in a way that causes involuntary twitching, a pleasant tingling, laughter, etc.
To cause to shake with laughter or strong emotion.
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  1. To cause to shake with laughter or strong emotion.
  2. To affect with or become affected by irregular and involuntary muscular contractions.
  3. To be disturbed or upset:
To destroy a vitally essential quality in:
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  1. To destroy a vitally essential quality in:
  2. (Informal) To overcome with laughter, chagrin, pleasure, surprise, etc.
  3. To spend (time) on matters of little or no importance
To kill violently.
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  1. To kill violently.
  2. (Slang) To overwhelm, as with laughter or love:
  3. To kill or destroy in a violent way
To cause to break:
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  1. To cause to break:
  2. To disrupt or destroy as if by breaking:
  3. A break or rupture in bone tissue. &diamf3; A comminuted fracture results in more than two fragments. &diamf3; Although most fractures are caused by a direct blow or sudden, twisting force, stress fractures result from repetitive physical activity. &diamf3; In an incomplete fracture , the fracture line does not completely traverse the bone.
To turn aside.
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  1. To turn aside.
  2. To turn aside from a course or direction:
  3. To amuse; entertain
To hold the attention of (someone) with something amusing or diverting.
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  1. To hold the attention of (someone) with something amusing or diverting.
  2. (Archaic) To continue with; maintain.
  3. To give hospitality to guests
To take recreation.
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  1. To take recreation.
  2. To put fresh life into; refresh or restore in body or mind, esp. after work, by play, amusement, or relaxation
  3. To create a likeness or copy of.
To entertain by providing a splendid feast
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  1. To entertain by providing a splendid feast
  2. To entertain sumptuously with food and drink; provide a feast for.
  3. (Figuratively) To entertain with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh.

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 29 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for amuse, like: divert, entertain, cheer, beguile, occupy, interest, delight, regale, make laugh, strike as funny and recreate.