amuse: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (u-myz'), [key]
— a•mused, a•mus•ing.
- to hold the attention of (someone) pleasantly; entertain or divert in an enjoyable or cheerful manner: She amused the guests with witty conversation.
- to cause mirth, laughter, or the like, in: The comedian amused the audience with a steady stream of jokes.
- to cause (time, leisure, etc.) to pass agreeably.
- to keep in expectation by flattery, pretenses, etc.
- to engross; absorb.
- to puzzle; distract.
- amuse (Thesaurus)