French translation of 'amuse'
1. (= cause to laugh) amuser
The idea obviously amused him. L’idée l’amusait manifestement beaucoup.
2. (= entertain, occupy) distraire
We had to keep thinking of things to amuse her. Nous devions en permanence chercher de quoi de la distraire.
to amuse o.s. with sth s’occuper avec qch
to amuse o.s. by doing sth s’occuper en faisant qch
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Example Sentences Including 'amuse'
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Surely some people won't be amused.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Now please take the big chair and let me do something to amuse my company.Little Women (1869)
Sara drew her in cautiously, but she looked as if something pleased and amused her.A Little Princess (1905)
Both have entertained, amused and mirrored life and the fantasy of life for millions.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Chances are the Russian tourist board won't be amused.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I have read the book and was intrigued, entertained and amused.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
For five days I have waited for him to entertain or amuse.The Sun (2006)
Full of stories and anecdotes that will make your toes curl, it will entertain and amuse you.The Sun (2013)
He chuckled when I reminded him of this recently, but he was not amused at the time.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
She appears to have been amused by something said by one of the soldiers sitting next to her.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
So how do you keep them amused at a time when most of us are trying to cut costs?The Sun (2011)
He saw each blank card as a challenge, to amuse and entertain.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
We also like to be amused and entertained.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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'amuse' in Other Languages
British English: amuse /əˈmjuːz/ VERB
If something amuses you, it makes you want to laugh or smile.
The thought seemed to amuse him.
- American English: amuse
- Arabic: يُسَلِّي
- Brazilian Portuguese: divertir
- Chinese: 使发笑
- Croatian: zabaviti
- Czech: pobavit
- Danish: more
- Dutch: vermaken
- European Spanish: divertir
- Finnish: huvittaa
- French: amuser
- German: amüsieren
- Greek: ψυχαγωγώ
- Italian: divertire
- Japanese: 楽しませる
- Korean: 즐겁게 하다
- Norwegian: more (seg)
- Polish: rozśmieszyć
- European Portuguese: divertir
- Romanian: a amuza
- Russian: веселить
- Spanish: divertir
- Swedish: roa
- Thai: ชวนขัน
- Turkish: eğlendirmek şakayla
- Ukrainian: розважати
- Vietnamese: làm buồn cười
Translation of amuse from the Collins English to French Dictionary