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Definition of "amuse" []

  • To occupy in an agreeable, pleasing, or entertaining fashion. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to laugh or smile by giving pleasure: I was not amused by his jokes. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To delude or deceive. (verb-transitive)
  • To keep pleasantly occupied; entertain; divert (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To cause to laugh or smile (verb)

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Use "amuse" in a sentence
  • "I'd like a little sorbetto made of brain amuse-bouche, amuse-bouche, he will peel you like a mango"
  • ""I suppose you will want to, what you call amuse yourself, to see the beasts at Exeter Change, and the playhouses."
  • "Carla Hall Lyons who "amuse" - bouched us with her lovingly prepared culinary creations and hilarious quips."