Meaning of “entertain” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /ˌentəˈteɪn/

B1 to keep someone interested and help them to have an enjoyable time:

We hired a clown to entertain the children.
GUEST [ I, T ]

to invite someone to be your guest and give them food, drink, etc:

We don't entertain as much as we used to.
THINK ABOUT [ T ] formal

to consider or be willing to accept an idea or suggestion:

He had never even entertained the idea of her returning.

(Definition of “entertain” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)