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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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Tutera--who will appear at Circle Glass' AmericasMart showroomjuly 13 for a product signing and cocktail reception during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market-highlighted the newest trends in home entertaining.
In BIG Star Most Entertaining Singer (Male) category we have the much loved Arijit Singh, Aditya Narayan Jha, Siddharth Mahadevan, Vishal Dadlani and Yo Yo Honey Singh.
It may be preferable to agree an allocation of cost, showing how much of it relates to entertaining, with the provider of the packages, rather than leave it to HMRC to suggest an apportionment on a basis which could disadvantage the company.
The Thomas Crown Affair (MGM, 1999) In this breezy remake of the 1968 caper film in which the oh-too-cool Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway played an icy tango of cops and lovers, Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo are at least as entertaining as the original--and perhaps just a bit more engaging.
This limited edition, hard-backed book, illustrated in colour, provides a guide on how to make entertaining effortless and enjoyable.
The estate on two spectacularly landscaped acres offers 9,200 square feet of living area plus 1,700 square feet of outdoor entertaining decks.
Buy a water feature (such as a fountain or pond) and make a small bed right off your entertaining area, close enough for your guests to hear the relaxing sound.
The consumer is using the home more, and entertaining is becoming a bigger context.
Business entertaining is essentially a way to communicate and establish a rapport with a client or supplier.
Metacafe is the only video site to mine the collective wisdom of its viewers to filter and surface the most entertaining content, making it the best place on the web to watch and distribute great short video content.
It would be nice if holiday entertaining were as easy as it looks on all those cable television home and food programs.
At-home entertaining is a venerable tradition in American homes, unlike, say, in Paris, where hosts are just as likely to accompany their guests to cafes.
Entertaining at home, whether a cocktail party, buffet or sit-down dinner, is a frequent choice of successful entrepreneurs and professionals.
Coelho's latest book, ``Styling for Entertaining,'' offers eight steps for creating the perfect look and menu for any occasion.
If your friends are willing to venture from their cozy homes and brave the chilling cold outdoors, there isn't a better way to spend a winter evening than entertaining them indoors.