Synonyms of entertain in English:

entertain


See definition of entertain

verb

1‘he wrote his first stories to entertain his children’

SYNONYMS

amuse, divert, distract, delight, please, charm, cheer, beguile, interest, fascinate, enthral, engage, involve, occupy, absorb, immerse, engross, preoccupy, hold the attention of

ANTONYMS

bore

2‘he often entertains foreign visitors at home’

SYNONYMS

receive, play host to, play hostess to, show hospitality to, invite to a meal, invite to a party, invite, invite over, invite round, ask, ask over, ask round, have, have over, have round, give someone a meal, throw a party for

dine, wine and dine, feast, cater for, serve, feed, treat, welcome, host, fete

3‘I expect you entertain a lot’

SYNONYMS

receive guests, have guests, play host, play hostess, provide hospitality, have people over, have people round, have company, hold a party, throw a party, keep open house, have a dinner party, have a lunch party

4‘would you entertain the possibility of undertaking such a venture again?’

SYNONYMS

consider, give consideration to, take into consideration, think about, contemplate, give thought to, bear in mind

countenance, tolerate, brook, suffer, agree to, approve of, support

ANTONYMS

reject

5‘he entertained the suspicion that he was being swindled’

SYNONYMS

harbour, nurture, foster, nurse, cherish, hold, have, bear, hold on to, possess, cling to, retain, maintain, brood over, hide, conceal

ANTONYMS

eschew