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English definition of “entertain”

entertain

verb [I or T]     /ˌentəˈteɪn/
to take customers or possible customers out to restaurants, bars, theatres, etc. as a way of encouraging them to do business with you: Employees can use their expense accounts for entertaining a client.
(Definition of entertain verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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