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Definition of Entertain

Entertain

  1. To be at the charges of; to take or keep in one's service; to maintain; to support; to harbor; to keep.
  2. To give hospitable reception and maintenance to; to receive at one's board, or into one's house; to receive as a guest.
  3. To engage the attention of agreeably; to amuse with that which makes the time pass pleasantly; to divert; as, to entertain friends with conversation, etc.
  4. To give reception to; to receive, in general; to receive and take into consideration; to admit, treat, or make use of; as, to entertain a proposal.
  5. To meet or encounter, as an enemy.
  6. To keep, hold, or maintain in the mind with favor; to keep in the mind; to harbor; to cherish; as, to entertain sentiments.
  7. To lead on; to bring along; to introduce.
  8. To receive, or provide entertainment for, guests; as, he entertains generously.
  9. Entertainment.

Entertain Quotations

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
Mary Manin Morrissey

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Marcus Aurelius

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Walt Disney

I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship.
Ben Affleck
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Entertain Translations

entertain in French is divertissez, divertis, divertissent, divertissons
entertain in German is unterhalten
entertain in Italian is mantenere, distrarre
entertain in Norwegian is beverte, more, underholde
entertain in Spanish is conversar, entretener, dispersar
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