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entertain

US [ˌentərˈteɪn]
UK [ˌentə(r)ˈteɪn]
  • v.娱乐;款待;使有兴趣;使快乐
  • Web招待;使娱乐;怀抱
Simple Present:entertains  Present Participle:entertaining  Past Tense:entertained  
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v.
1.
[i][t]
(尤指在自己家中)招待,款待to invite people to eat or drink with you as your guests, especially in your home
The job involves a lot of entertaining.
这项工作需要经常设宴招待客人。
Barbecues are a favourite way of entertaining friends.
烤肉野餐是特别受人喜爱的待客方式。
2.
[t][i]
~ (sb) (with sth)
使有兴趣;使快乐;娱乐to interest and amuse sb in order to please them
He entertained us for hours with his stories and jokes.
他讲故事说笑话,逗我们乐了好几个小时。
The aim of the series is both to entertain and inform.
这套系列节目是为了寓教于乐。
3.
[t]
~ sth
心存,怀有(想法、希望、感觉等)to consider or allow yourself to think about an idea, a hope, a feeling, etc.
He had entertained hopes of a reconciliation.
他曾对和解抱有希望。
to entertain a doubt/suspicion
持怀疑态度

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