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English definition of “entertain”

entertain

verb [T not continuous] (THINK ABOUT)    /en.təˈteɪn/ US  /-t̬ɚ-/ formal
to hold something in your mind or to be willing to consider or accept something: The General refused to entertain the possibility of defeat.Thinking and contemplating
(Definition of entertain verb (THINK ABOUT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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