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1. amuse

verb. ['əˈmjuːz'] occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion.

Synonyms

  • divert
  • entertain

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • dishearten
  • weigh down

Etymology

  • amusen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • amuser (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Amuse

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  • disabuse
  • aeroperu's
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  • underuse
  • primenews
  • kangaroos
  • excuse
  • confuse
  • chartreuse
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  • revues
  • reviews
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  • refuse
  • recuse
  • overuse
  • misuse
  • infuse
  • diffuse
  • defuse
  • bocuse
  • bemuse
  • toulouse
  • tattoos

How do you pronounce amuse?

Pronounce amuse as əmˈjuz.

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Sentences with amuse


1. Noun, singular or mass
Rats need food, water, a safe place to sleep, and room to exercise and amuse themselves.

2. Verb, base form
These precious weirdos are sure to amuse and delight you.

3. Adverb
Hard rubber toys amuse; look for those sturdy enough to survive grinding without breaking teeth.

4. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
The tourist attractions of Anaheim, Calif., amuse the entire family, particularly kids.

Quotes about amuse


1. Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
- Gustave Flaubert

2. Declarations of love amuse me. Especially when unrequited.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

3. True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
- Seneca

2. amuse

verb. ['əˈmjuːz'] make (somebody) laugh.

Synonyms

  • jolly along
  • cheer up
  • convulse
  • cheer

Antonyms

  • cry
  • cheerful
  • depressing
  • uncheerfulness

Etymology

  • amusen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • amuser (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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