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a·muse / əˈmyoōz/ • v. [tr.] 1. cause (someone) to find something funny; entertain: he made faces to amuse her. 2. provide interesting and enjoyable occupation for (someone): the hotel has planned many activities to amuse its guests. DERIVATIVES: a·mus·ed·ly / -zidlē/ adv. (in sense 1).

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amuse †beguile, delude XV; †distract, bewilder XVII; divert with entertaining matter. — (O)F. amuser †deceive; entertain, f. à AD- + muser MUSE1.
So amusement XVII. — F.

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