Another word for entertain
To keep amused
amuse, divert, cheer, please, interest, enliven, delight, beguile, regale, engross, occupy, enthrall, charm, captivate, recreate, inspire, inspirit, stimulate, exhilarate, gratify, satisfy, humor, distract, indulge, solace, relax, make merry, disport, comfort, put in good humor, elate, gladden, tickle.
To act as host or hostess
receive, invite, treat, regale, recreate, gratify, feed, wine and dine, host, chaperon, give a party, have people over, have company, be at home, keep open house, do the honors, welcome, give a warm reception, make welcome, show hospitality to, receive with open arms, roll out the red carpet, kill the fatted calf, throw a party*.
Another word for entertainverb
To occupy in an agreeable or pleasing way:amuse, divert, recreate, regale. See excite
To receive (an idea) and take it into consideration:consider, hear of, think of. See thoughts
To think or think about carefully and at length:chew on (or over), cogitate, consider, contemplate, deliberate, excogitate, meditate, mull, muse1, ponder, reflect, revolve, ruminate, study, think, think out, think over, think through, turn over, weigh. Idioms: cudgel one's brains, put on one's thinking cap, rack one's brain. See thoughts