Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb amuse

2 senses of amuse

Sense 1
amuse, divert, disport -- (occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; "The play amused the ladies")
       => entertain -- (provide entertainment for)

Sense 2
amuse -- (make (somebody) laugh; "The clown amused the children")
       => cheer, cheer up, jolly along, jolly up -- (cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful; "She tried to cheer up the disappointed child when he failed to win the spelling bee")

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