amuse Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "amuse" - English Dictionary

See all translations

amuseverb [I or T]

uk   us   /əˈmjuːz/
B2 to entertain someone, especially by humorous speech or action or by making them laugh or smile: I've brought an article from yesterday's paper that I thought might amuse you. [+ obj + to infinitive ] I think it amuses him to see people make fools of themselves. Apparently these stories are meant to amuse.B2 to keep someone happy, especially for a short time: We amused ourselves by watching the passers-by. Shall I put on a DVD to amuse the kids?
More examples
(Definition of amuse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of amuse?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “amuse” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
poke

to greet someone on a social networking website by leaving them a special short message

Word of the Day

The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
The cake was made by my sister: how to use the passive in English.
by Liz Walter,
June 24, 2015
Look at these two sentences: My sister made the cake. The cake was made by my sister. Both these sentences mean the same. The first is an active sentence: it tells you what the sister did. The second is a passive sentence: it tells you what happened to the cake. Here are

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More