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Verb: entertain  ,en-tu(r)'teyn
  1. Provide entertainment for
     
  2. Take into consideration; have in view
    "He entertained the notion of moving to South America";
    - think of, toy with, flirt with, think about
     
  3. Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
    "entertain interesting notions";
    - harbor [N. Amer], harbour [Brit, Cdn], hold, nurse
     
  4. Have a visitor (e.g. dinner); extend hospitality

Derived forms: entertaining, entertains, entertained

Type of: contemplate, experience, feel, socialise [Brit], socialize

Encyclopedia: Entertain