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

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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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References in classic literature ?
Now and then she invited members of it to her house if they showed an appreciation of her talent and entertained with proper lavishness.
There was music for reminiscing Tuesday morning at the Simi Valley Senior Center, as Charles Soper's Nostalgia and Ragtime singers entertained with popular songs from their audience's youth.