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You have what it takes to entertain an audience. The Sun (2016)He saw his role as being to entertain the audience. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You can talk about ideas in an entertaining and factual way that spells progress for your most important ambition. The Sun (2017)She had planned to stay in India for a week but postponed her return flight to entertain new film offers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The source added:'He is not entertaining ideas with clubs abroad either. The Sun (2017)Though he allows leeway for entertaining stories about colleagues. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There has to be an element of peril to keep the audience entertained. The Sun (2015)The vaguely realistic answer suggested in this popcorn film provides an entertaining alternative to standard superhero movies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is an entertaining documentary about his life. The Sun (2007)Jupiter gives you brilliant ideas and an entertaining way of presenting them. The Sun (2012)The most important thing is entertaining an audience. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a massively entertaining film that absolutely soars. The Sun (2016)That had a certain element of entertaining slapstick about it. The Sun (2011)But he is loathe to entertain the idea it is all a waste of time. The Sun (2013)It certainly makes the film a very entertaining experience. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was about as entertaining as flushing a loo. The Sun (2009)The answer suggested in this popcorn film provides an entertaining alternative to standard superhero movies. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This assured and highly entertaining film could hold its own against pretty much any sporting documentary you care to name. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Neither of them wanted to entertain the idea that their dream was about to collapse and that they would have failed. Carpenter, Anne & Johnson, Geoffrey Why am I Afraid to Grieve (1994)He is messianic about this, regarding the industry and the rituals of performance with entertaining contempt. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Although it's possibly no coincidence the most entertaining performances came from elsewhere. The Sun (2010)It's been great to entertain a new audience. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He has made that part his very own and has entertained audiences worldwide for 12 years. The Sun (2009)It seems surprising he should have entertained such an idea given that Vienna lay before him as a case study. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Many of the performers had entertained in the services, and their humour was of a different kind from civilian humour. Chris Gidney CELEBRATING SECOMBE: A Tribute to Sir Harry Secombe (2002)She's still a hugely entertaining performer, but now the songs are doing more of the heavy lifting. Times, Sunday Times (2009)

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Translations for 'entertain'

British English: entertain /ˌɛntəˈteɪn/ VERB
If you entertain, or entertain people, you do something that amuses or interests them.
Children's television not only entertains but also educates.
  • American English: entertain
  • Arabic: يُسَلِّي يسلي
  • Brazilian Portuguese: entreter
  • Chinese: 娱乐
  • Croatian: zabavljati
  • Czech: bavit
  • Danish: underholde
  • Dutch: amuseren
  • European Spanish: entretener
  • Finnish: viihdyttää
  • French: amuser
  • German: unterhalten
  • Greek: ψυχαγωγώ
  • Italian: divertire
  • Japanese: 楽しませる
  • Korean: 대접하다
  • Norwegian: underholde
  • Polish: zabawić
  • European Portuguese: entreter
  • Romanian: a distra
  • Russian: развлекать
  • Latin American Spanish: entretener
  • Swedish: underhålla ge nöje
  • Thai: ทำให้เพลิดเพลิน
  • Turkish: eğlendirmek
  • Ukrainian: розважати
  • Vietnamese: giải trí


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