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English verb: entertain

1. entertain (social) provide entertainment for


ExamplesSam cannot entertain Sue , The performance is likely to entertain Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)socialise, socialize


Narrower (hyponym)amuse, disport, divert, host

2. entertain (cognition) take into consideration, have in view


SamplesHe entertained the notion of moving to South America.


Synonymsflirt with, think about, think of, toy with


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing


Broader (hypernym)contemplate

3. entertain (emotion) maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)


SamplesBear a grudge.
Entertain interesting notions.
Harbor a resentment.


Synonymsharbor, harbour, hold, nurse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel









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