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Definitions and Synonyms of entertain | Another word for entertain | What is entertain?

Definition 1: take into consideration, have in view - [verb of cognition]

Samples where entertain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He entertained the notion of moving to South America

Synonyms for entertain in the sense of this definition

(entertain is a kind of ...) consider as a possibility

"I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job"

Definition 2: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings) - [verb of emotion]

Samples where entertain or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bear a grudge
  • entertain interesting notions
  • harbor a resentment

Synonyms for entertain in the sense of this definition

(entertain is a kind of ...) undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

"She felt resentful" "He felt regret"

(entertain is a kind of ...) take part in social activities; interact with others

"He never socializes with his colleagues" "The old man hates to socialize"

(... is a kind of entertain ) be the host of or for

"We hosted 4 couples last night"

(... is a kind of entertain ) occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

"The play amused the ladies"

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