Synonyms for Entertain:


think, plan, consider, take a long hard look at someone/something, contemplate, evaluate, take something into consideration, assess. excite. hear of. think over, muse, meditate, think out, mull, ponder, reflect, excogitate, study, turn over, chew on, ruminate, weigh, deliberate, revolve, cogitate, think through. entertain (noun)
think about, nurse, harbor, think of, harbour, hold, toy with, flirt with.


accommodate visitors (verb)
harbor, receive, treat, invite, feed, wine and dine, welcome.
think about seriously (verb)
ponder, contemplate, deliberate, consider, hold, think over.

Other synonyms:

disinvite, satisfy, conjure, have over, excogitate, regale, have round, catering. mull, emcee, indulge, cogitate, meditate, ponder. debut, muse, revolve, invite, contemplate, have in, ruminate. appear, think, receive. go on, ask, weigh, consider, guest. host. reflect, DO. amuse
captivate, gladden.
wine and dine.
make merry.

Usage examples for entertain

  1. " I have some odd tastes," she resumed; " and I think I may entertain you if I make you acquainted with one of them. – The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins
  2. What do you intend to do to entertain all these people?" – The Cricket by Marjorie Cooke
  3. It would have been easy at any time, Ethne reflected, to quiet his suspicions, should he have ever come to entertain any. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason