HyperDic: amuse

English > 2 senses of the word amuse:
VERBsocialamuse, divert, disportoccupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
communicationamusemake (somebody) laugh
amuse > pronunciation
Soundsahmyuw'z
Rhymesabuse ... values: 47 rhymes with uwz...
English > amuse: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningOccupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to amuse Sue; Sam cannot amuse Sue
Example"The play amused the ladies"
Synonymsdivert, disport
BroaderentertainProvide entertainment for
Spanishdesviar, distraer, divertir, entretener
Catalandistraure, distreure, divertir, entretenir
Adjectivesamusiveproviding enjoyment
Nounsamusementan activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
English > amuse: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningmake (somebody) laugh.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot amuse Sue
Example"The clown amused the children"
Narrowerconvulsemake someone convulse with laughter
Broadercheer, cheer up, jolly along, jolly upCause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful
Spanishdivertir, entretener
Catalandistraure, distreure, divertir, entretenir
Adjectivesamusiveproviding enjoyment
Nounsamusementa feeling of delight at being entertained

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