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AMUSE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amuse mean? 

AMUSE (verb)
  The verb AMUSE has 2 senses:

1. occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
2. make (somebody) laugh

  Familiarity information: AMUSE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AMUSE (verb)


Sense 1amuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

amuse; disport; divert

Context example:

The play amused the ladies

Hypernyms (to "amuse" is one way to...):

entertain (provide entertainment for)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

Sam cannot amuse Sue
The performance is likely to amuse Sue


Sense 2amuse [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make (somebody) laugh

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

The clown amused the children

Hypernyms (to "amuse" is one way to...):

cheer; cheer up; jolly along; jolly up (cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "amuse"):

convulse (make someone convulse with laughter)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot amuse Sue


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