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verb as in entertain; make laugh

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She amused herself by turning all references to “cloud” on her browser to “butt.”

In Season 2, a self-aware cameo from a certain referee may go over the heads of casual viewers but amuse English football fanatics.

Instead, Helbert was amused to see a rumpled plastic Walgreens bag left outside for contactless pickup.

It alternately amused and annoyed Adams, who repeatedly pointed out that he was following the debate rules, and who unloaded on Yang for leaving the city during the worst of the pandemic.

Miss Manners is amused that a paper invitation is being sent with a computer link on it.

The purpose of art,” Bemelmans once said, “is to console and amuse—myself, and, I hope, others.

A purse can impress and intimidate, bewilder, berate, or amuse.

The Embassy produced a short video in advance of the trip, which, in the spirit of our times, is meant to both inform and amuse.

His masters would then amuse themselves by pelting him with bones.

Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork—reading, writing, thinking—can.

It did not amuse me, nor, so far as I could discern, was Monsieur de Tressan greatly taken with it.

You think that if a man's charming, that's the end of him, and that all he's good for is to amuse a few old ladies at a tea party.

When he was in a good humour he used to amuse himself by saying, 'It's the first time a pipe has changed into a shoe.'

It is a big world she sees, big enough and beautiful enough to amuse a little girl for some while.

You, who love to amuse yourself in all depths, will you not make an excursion into the depths of Edgar Poe?


On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to amuse, such as: charm, cheer, delight, gratify, please, and regale.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.