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Definition of 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.
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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