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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It was hard to understand that what we considered something to entertain oneself with at the end of a day's work was actually the day's work our child had chosen to do.
If one puts these two facts together, one can entertain oneself with the thought of the narrator of Remembrance of Things Past traveling to Spain in an elegant carriage, while making unwelcome overtures to the Intended of Don Jose.