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

3 senses of entertain

Sense 1
entertain -- (provide entertainment for)
       => socialize, socialise -- (take part in social activities; interact with others; "He never socializes with his colleagues"; "The old man hates to socialize")

Sense 2
entertain, think of, toy with, flirt with, think about -- (take into consideration, have in view; "He entertained the notion of moving to South America")
       => contemplate -- (consider as a possibility; "I contemplated leaving school and taking a full-time job")

Sense 3
harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse -- (maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment")
       => feel, experience -- (undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

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