entertain entertain  /ˌɛn tər ˈteɪn/


  1. (v) provide entertainment for
  2. (v) take into consideration, have in view
  3. (v) maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

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  1. But John Wayne Gacy was also an upstanding citizen: he helped out the neighbors, he was the chaplain of the Jaycees, he dressed up as roly-poly Pogo the Clown to entertain children.
  2. Only 38% of Americans entertain friends or family at home at least once a year.
  3. Among other things, the show will feature Randi's demonstration of the cold-reading technique used by magicians to entertain and mediums to hoodwink an unsuspecting public.


  1. Opinion: Jayhawks old, new entertain in games

    This week's pick-up and charity basketball games with Kansas University newcomers and alumni provided plenty of entertainment and possibly a peek at the 2013-14 Jayhawks' starting point guard. Column by Tom Keegan
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Lawrence Journal-World

  2. Oconto wins first state title

    The Oconto baseball team sure knows how to entertain a crowd.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 11 Green Bay

  3. Trinity River opens to music fans and tubers at Rockin' the River

    “Rockin’ the River” is a  summer tubing and music series  designed to entertain the Fort Worth community every Thursday at the  Panther Island Pavilion  on the Trinity River.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: TCU Daily Skiff


  1. "I never, ever, use the umpires for some kind of competitive or whatever advantage," La Russa said Tuesday. "That's a big no-no. You don't use them to entertain your fans, you don't use them to shift blame from your players or fire them up."
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Tony La Russa Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I am working very hard to put all of this behind me as quickly as possible so I can get back to what I like to do most: sing, write songs, and entertain," McCready said in a statement.
    on Sep 29, 2008 By: Mindy McCready Source: Reuters Canada

  3. "I don't play for the money," said Berbatov, who joined up with the Bulgaria team today. "Those who know me - my really close friends - know that I play for enjoyment and to entertain the fans. If I want to play for the money, I will accept...
    on Sep 2, 2008 By: Dimitar Berbatov Source: New Zealand Herald

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