One entry found for amuse.
Main Entry: amuse
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystressmyüz
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): amused; amus·ing
1 : to occupy with something pleasant <amuse a child with a toy>
2 : to please the sense of humor of <the story amused everyone>
- amus·ed·ly /-primarystressmyü-zschwad-lemacron/ adverb
- amus·ing·ly /-primarystressmyü-zieng-lemacron/ adverb
synonyms AMUSE, DIVERT, ENTERTAIN mean to pass or cause to pass the time pleasantly. AMUSE suggests that one's attention is lightly held <amused herself by playing solitaire>. DIVERT suggests turning the attention from worry or routine to something funny <the patients found the play diverting>. ENTERTAIN suggests amusing with specially prepared activity or performance <put on a show to entertain the troops>.

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