entertain with

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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1 : to entertain with something pleasant <She amused herself with a book.
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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.