Definition of 'amuse'
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We also like to be amused and entertained. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Now please take the big chair and let me do something to amuse my company. Little Women (1869)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)Surely some people won't be amused. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He saw each blank card as a challenge, to amuse and entertain. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Both have entertained, amused and mirrored life and the fantasy of life for millions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Sara drew her in cautiously, but she looked as if something pleased and amused her. A Little Princess (1905)Full of stories and anecdotes that will make your toes curl, it will entertain and amuse you. The Sun (2013)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)Chances are the Russian tourist board won't be amused. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He chuckled when I reminded him of this recently, but he was not amused at the time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'amuse'
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
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