entertain with

entertain (oneself, someone, or something) with

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 entered 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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At World Kitchen, we know entertaining happens year round but there is a 100 day window of time when the kitchen is busier than ever," said Carl Warschausky, newly appointed World Kitchen president and chief executive officer, "We are proud to create and deliver versatile solutions with our brands to help hosts entertain with ease.
HGTV'S Susie Coelho shows you how to entertain with style
Nora Ephron on "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Entertain with Aplomb" in which she credits gourmet Lee Bailey with showing her the secret to a successful dinner party may lie in simple, but unexpected, side dishes rather than elaborate five-course meals that culminate in things wrapped in phyllo.
Cowie of Hancock Park is out to inspire consumers to entertain with ease and elegance with budgets large or small, for business or friends or relatives, for special occasions - or no occasions or all.