HyperDic: entertain

English > 3 senses of the word entertain:
VERBsocialentertainprovide entertainment for
cognitionentertain, think of, toy with, flirt with, think abouttake into consideration, have in view
emotionentertain, harbor, harbour, hold, nursemaintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
entertain > pronunciation
Soundseh.nertey'n; eh.ntertey'n
Rhymesabstain ... windowpane: 127 rhymes with eyn...
English > entertain: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningProvide entertainment for.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot entertain Sue; The performance is likely to entertain Sue
Narroweramuse, divert, disportOccupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
hostBe the host of or for
Broadersocialize, socialisetake part in social activities
Spanishagasajar, entretener
Catalanatendre, entretenir
Nounsentertainera person who tries to please or amuse
entertainmentan activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
English > entertain: 3 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningTake into consideration, have in view.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s VERB-ing
Example"He entertained the notion of moving to South America"
Synonymsthink of, toy with, flirt with, think about
BroadercontemplateConsider as a possibility
Spanishtener en cuenta
English > entertain: 3 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningMaintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "entertain interesting notions"
Synonymsharbor, harbour, hold, nurse
Broaderfeel, experienceUndergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind
Spanishabrigar, albergar, mantener
Catalanabrigar, considerar

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