[ə'mjuːz] or [ə'mjuz]


(verb.) make (somebody) laugh; 'The clown amused the children'.

(verb.) occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; 'The play amused the ladies'.

Checked by Karol--From WordNet


(v.) To occupy or engage the attention of; to lose in deep thought; to absorb; also, to distract; to bewilder.

(v.) To entertain or occupy in a pleasant manner; to stir with pleasing or mirthful emotions; to divert.

(v.) To keep in expectation; to beguile; to delude.

(v. i.) To muse; to mediate.

Checked by Hank

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Entertain, divert, please, cheer, enliven, solace, beguile, relax, disport.[2]. Deceive (by inspiring false hopes), delude, cheat, inveigle, mislead, impose upon.

Edited by Hardy


v.t. to occupy pleasantly: to divert: to beguile with expectation: (obs.) occupy the attention with: (arch.) to beguile.—adj. Amus′able capable of being amused.—n. Amuse′ment that which amuses: pastime.—adj. Amus′ing affording amusement: entertaining.—adv. Amus′ingly.—n. Amus′ingness.—adj. Amus′ive (rare) having the power to amuse or entertain.—n. Amus′iveness.

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Typist: Marcus


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