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Definition of Amuse

Amuse

  1. To occupy or engage the attention of; to lose in deep thought; to absorb; also, to distract; to bewilder.
  2. To entertain or occupy in a pleasant manner; to stir with pleasing or mirthful emotions; to divert.
  3. To keep in expectation; to beguile; to delude.
  4. To muse; to mediate.

Amuse Quotations

My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.
Helmut Newton

You make 'em, I amuse 'em.
Dr. Seuss

Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
Robert M. Hutchins

'And for my part, Gentlemen,' said I, 'that I may put in for a share, and guess with the rest; not to amuse myself with those curious Notions wherewith you tickle and spur on slow-paced Time; I believe, that the Moon is a World like ours, to which this of ours serves likewise for a Moon.'
Cyrano de Bergerac

The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning. It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit we are left with the dark feeling of desolation.
Arthur Erickson
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Amuse Translations

amuse in Afrikaans is amuseer
amuse in Dutch is opvrolijken, amuseren, onderhouden
amuse in Finnish is huvittaa
amuse in French is amuser, amusez, amusons, amusent
amuse in Italian is divertire
amuse in Portuguese is diverta
amuse in Spanish is divertir
amuse in Swedish is roa
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