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, hold on to, possess, cling to, retain, maintain, brood over, hide, conceal
ANTONYMS

eschew