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English verb: amuse

1. amuse (social) occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

SamplesThe play amused the ladies.

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

Synonymsdisport, divert

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)entertain

2. amuse (communication) make (somebody) laugh

SamplesThe clown amused the children.

ExamplesSam cannot amuse Sue

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cheer, cheer up, jolly along, jolly up

Narrower (hyponym)convulse

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