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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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Neither the CJP Khosa has taken any suo motu notice nor entertained any case forwarded by the SC Human Rights Cell, a trend which was at its peak during tenure of his predecessor Mian Saqib Nisar.
You don't have to be an expert at what you will perform, you don't have to have done it before, you just have to have the right attitude to want to entertain. There is no fee to get up and grab the mic, there are no rules and you won't be paid anything, so don't be afraid of getting hit in the face with a tomato as there won't be a panel of judges looking at your every mood.
The lawyers asked the court to stop the appointment process and order the government to entertain applications of the petitioners.
He noted that priests have no obligation to "entertain" parishioners.
When it comes to the choice of dining out or eating in with friends and family a third (35%) say that they would rather entertain at home, and a further 27% prefer to be invited to a friend or family member's house, rather than going out.
Bedlington are also winless and they entertain Leadgate, who lost against Annfield Plain last weekend.
Entertain to go delivers live and on-demand programming across screens in and out of the home.
Salmond already faced allegations that he secretly entertained Scottish EuroMillions winners Chris and Colin Weir at Bute House before the couple gave pounds 1million to the SNP.
The offer will include all free-to-air, TV and radio channels in Standard and High Definition (HD) currently aired by SES ASTRA including HD+ as well as the typical Entertain services like Video on Demand, a TV archive and an Electronic Programme Guide.
The combined satellite-DSL offer, called Entertain Sat, will include all free-to-air, TV and radio channels in Standard and High Definition (HD) on ASTRA including HD+ as well as typical Entertain services like Video on Demand, a TV archive and an Electronic Programme Guide.
Mold entertain Bethesda looking to take advantage of any slip up by the Cofis, while Ruthin will be aiming to go third if they can win at bottom of the table Llangefni and Tudno crash.
synonyms: amuse and entertain mean to cause the time to pass in an agreeable way.
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In the same statement, Flay added, "We want these products to be part of everyone's kitchen, and to inspire you to grill and entertain with them every weekend."
Neath, who have won their last 13 matches, entertain Pontypridd Town (7.30pm) in their quest for the title and promotion.