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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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or the perfect situation (your mother may be ill) when you entertain.
However, Dupree has managed to entertain through the years in tiny apartments and on tight budgets, planned galas for hundreds and put on parties on a moment's notice.
Although many Americans pride themselves on their creative, beautiful homes, they don't entertain,'' noted Cowie.
He would rather see someone buy wonderful desserts from a bakery, such as Sweet Lady Jane, Rosebud (for cakes) and Michel Richard's, or a terrific meal from an Indian restaurant (such as India's Oven in Los Angeles) than not entertain.
BEVision programming entertains customers while they shop and features a variety of topics, from wine pairing and mixed drink recipes to bar stocking tips for home parties and industry trends.
Via a proprietary Digital Video Server (DVS) Software Suite and a two-way satellite system, RMS Networks nationally broadcasts quality, rich media programming content that is produced to inform, educate and entertain vertically targeted consumers, online and offline.
The Rock-N-Blues Festival Tour will entertain enthusiasts of the open road from all walks of life and all ages.
In addition to playing functional application-specific roles -- for example, greeter, tourguide, sales agent, or bartender -- Extempo's Imp Characters engage and entertain users with their distinctive real-time improvisational behaviors and dialog.
The CAC Web site incorporates up-to-the-minute technology, including Shockwave(tm), to entertain visitors the moment they enter the site.
To further entertain consumers on the Web site, CAC has developed a series of entertaining trivia, children's projects and games that will keep users intrigued and coming back for more.
Presented in a circus atmosphere filled with colorful turn-of-the-century poster art and the sounds of calliope music, Jay entertains kids with his zany skits and tricks and then unveils the mysteries behind the magic.
Packed full of videos that amaze with illusion and teach as they entertain, Learn the Art of Magic is an introduction to 26 different magic tricks.
While adults shop, small children can entertain themselves with the latest electronic toys and games in a supervised Children's Play Area.
If you're looking for ways to entertain casually but with flair, take some tips from interior designer Ellen Wright, author of ``Bridgehampton Weekends, Easy Menus for Casual Entertaining'' (William Morrow; $30).
Pick up dishes, mats, napkins and decorations when you see them at garage sales and store them away until you entertain.