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entertain (oneself, someone, or something) with (something)

To amuse oneself, someone, or something with something. Can you entertain the kids with a movie or something so that I can get some work done? I entertained the puppy with a few rounds of fetch.
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entertain someone with something

to provide something for amusement or refreshment to someone. Will you try to entertain the children with a game or two, please? She entertained herself with the puzzle.
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Second-bottom Mold host Caernarfon, who look to have their season back on track after a testing start, while Dolgellau, who reached the last eight of the Swalec Bowl last season, entertain Pwllheli.
Cobra are in third place and will be hoping to make the most of any slip-up by the top two as they entertain Welshpool, while Newtown travel to Wrexham and Rhyl entertain Rhos.
Mobile has demonstrated for us the importance of reaching customers that are on the go and rely on real-time information, whether it be restaurant news, promotions, or incentives," says Bob Wattel, founding partner and creator of the frequent diner club at Lettuce Entertain You.
Entertain to go started in July 2013, but has only been available on the customers local in-house Wi-Fi networks for legal reasons so far.
The offer will include all free-to-air, TV and radio channels in Standard and High Definition (HD) on ASTRA including HD+ as well as the typical Entertain services like Video on Demand, a TV archive and an Electronic Programme Guide.
With Deutsche Telekom s Entertain to go service, subscribers of its Entertain IPTV service are able to view 40 TV channels on their PCs and mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
Most respondents to the survey said they plan to entertain about as much in 1999 as they did the previous year.
Companies will have the opportunity to entertain their premiere guests and clients in an absolutely first class environment, in which just some of the benefits include: transferable, daily "Tournament" badges, breakfast with made to order omelet stations, a gourmet luncheon, afternoon hors d'oeuvres and a cocktail reception, large screen televisions with complete golf coverage, official Masters programs, Masters chairs, private car parking facilities, company logo displayed on the entrance banner and a premium open bar that is available all day long.
With Entertain to go we are taking the next logical step and give television independence of device and location," says Niek Jan van Damme, Deutsche Telekom Board member with responsibility for the company's Germany business.
We always entertain Sunday, either late afternoon or in the evening, and usually we call friends and relatives the day before or on Sunday morning.
Susan Zahn, an expert in faith and family media, noted that Hidden Secrets is a movie that will entertain audiences while compelling them to think.
Don't cry; you're here to entertain,'' Hope warned his fellow stars before they visited the hospital wards.
Want to hear how the pros and celebrities entertain and celebrate the holidays?
If you're looking for ways to entertain casually but with flair, take some tips from interior designer Ellen Wright, author of ``Bridgehampton Weekends, Easy Menus for Casual Entertaining'' (William Morrow; $30).