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English definition of “amuse”

amuse

verb [I or T]     /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.Celebrating and entertaining B2 to keep someone happy , especially for a short time : We amused our selves by watching the passers-by. Shall I put on a DVD to amuse the kids ?Inspiring feelings in others
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