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entertain

verb  /ˌen·tərˈteɪn/ us  

entertain verb (AMUSE)

[I/T] to keep a person or a group of people interested or amused: [I] Children’s games and books seek to teach and entertain at the same time. [T] Kerry and Bill entertained listeners of their radio show with tales of their adventures on an ocean cruise.

entertain verb (INVITE)

[I/T] to invite one or more people to your house and give food and drink to them: [T] She was a good cook and liked to entertain her friends with new dishes. [I] We didn’t entertain much over the holidays this year.

entertain verb (THINK ABOUT)

[T] to hold in your mind or to be willing to consider or accept: He entertained some doubts about how truthful the government was.
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