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verb as in think about seriously

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I know how to do other things, but my gifts, my passion, what God has given me is to entertain and make people feel good and change lives in the sense of through what it is that God gave me.

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It does not “think” before speaking, insofar as this involves entertaining an idea and matching words to the components of a proposition that expresses it.

Instead I spend that time feeding and entertaining my kids, walking my dogs, chasing deadlines, taking meetings, and fixing stuff around the house.

This week’s curated collection of movies to keep you entertained during quarantine focuses on the leading ladies—a group of outstanding performers who were nominated for Academy Awards for their work in recent LGBTQ-themed movies.

It’s, therefore, no surprise that many consumers have sought some relief from reality, with lighthearted and entertaining becoming more popular than ever before.

Does any of that come from being attuned to the pressure of that need to entertain?

“The entertainers still entertain—and the people still have to get an ass-kicking to go out and vote,” Cosby said.

Creator Rod Serling was compelled by the need “not to just entertain but to enlighten.”

“Nakarin loves to cook and I love to entertain,” says Yariv.

So many families come that Vargas has arranged for a clown to entertain the kids.

We resolved to do our best to merit the good opinion which we thus supposed them to entertain of us.

A fancy came into my head that I would entertain the king and queen with an English tune upon this instrument.

David Arden's immensely increased wealth enables him to entertain very magnificent plans for this young man.

Beside this work there were friends to entertain, half the girldom in Dunellen were her friends or had been at some time.

While the white visitors were staying here, the King of Cebu did all he could to entertain them.


On this page you'll find 189 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to entertain, such as: beguile, captivate, charm, cheer, comfort, and delight.

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