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English definition of “amuse”

amuse

verb [T] (MAKE LAUGH)   /əˈmjuz/
to make someone smile or laugh: His subtle humor amused me. Her ability to hack into computer systems did not amuse her superiors. amusing    /əˈmju·zɪŋ/ adjective One amusing story after another kept the audience laughing.
(Definition of amuse verb (MAKE LAUGH) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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