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1. entertain

verb. ['ˌɛntɝˈteɪn, ˌɛnɝˈteɪn'] provide entertainment for.

Synonyms

  • disport
  • amuse
  • divert
  • socialize
  • host

Antonyms

  • starve
  • bottlefeed
  • show
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • entretenir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Entertain

  • st_germain
  • legerdemain
  • st_germaine
  • preordain
  • lamontagne
  • lafountaine
  • lafountain
  • inhumane
  • constrain
  • restrain
  • overtrain
  • mcswain
  • explain
  • complain
  • champlain
  • aquitaine
  • ukraine
  • tremaine
  • sylvain
  • sustain
  • spokane
  • sartain
  • retrain
  • refrain
  • profane
  • partain
  • mustain
  • mundane
  • mcwain
  • mcshane

Sentences with entertain


1. Verb, base form
Fondue is a dinner idea to entertain a party of 10.

Quotes about entertain


1. There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive - in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen.
- Edward Zwick

2. I always entertain great hopes.
- Robert Frost

3. Here is just the beginning of a list of skills that exam results cannot possibly hope to reflect: interpersonal skills, the ability to entertain, how articulate we are as speakers, our ability to work as part of a team, the ability to deal with challenges and invention.
- Alexandra Adornetto

2. entertain

verb. ['ˌɛntɝˈteɪn, ˌɛnɝˈteɪn'] take into consideration, have in view.

Synonyms

  • think about
  • think of
  • contemplate
  • toy with

Antonyms

  • parasite
  • juvenile
  • gladden
  • incognizance

Etymology

  • entretenir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. entertain

verb. ['ˌɛntɝˈteɪn, ˌɛnɝˈteɪn'] maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings).

Synonyms

  • experience
  • nurse
  • harbour
  • harbor
  • hold

Antonyms

  • enjoy
  • suffer
  • stay
  • inexperience

Etymology

  • entretenir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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