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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)

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.

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."