He entertained at a party that my wife and I helped give for a young couple that was getting married.
Sure, we may come for the recipes, but we stay to be entertained by the cook's own peculiar passion for the world of the edible.
Not this election, perhaps, in this economic collapse, but sometimes, as we have learned, Americans just want to be entertained.
Proud, and entertained by the attacks on someone he says the media also considers “irrelevant.”
He sang, he danced, he told stories, he entertained in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway.
They entertained them with the hospitality of mountaineers, feasting them at every fire.
All along the pleasant way Sam entertained us with memories of the stream.
They were entertained in sumptuous splendor, by the same profession of men in Attalia.
He was entertained with the bagpipes, which seemed to have especial charms for the natives.
I was of opinion, that the canoe was before us, while the Indians entertained an opposite notion.
late 15c., "to keep up, maintain, to keep (someone) in a certain frame of mind," from Middle French entretenir (12c.), from Old French entretenir "hold together, stick together, support," from entre- "among" (from Latin inter; see inter-) + tenir "to hold" (from Latin tenere; see tenet).
Sense of "have a guest" is late 15c.; that of "amuse" is 1620s. Meaning "to allow (something) to consideration" (of opinions, notions, etc.) is 1610s. Related: Entertained; entertaining.