entertain

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      音标:[,entә'tein]
      vt. 娱乐, 招待, 怀抱
      vi. 款待
      在线英汉词典
entertain的短语、例句:
      entertain v 1 [I, Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb (to sth) receive sb as a guest; provide food and drink for sb, esp in one´s home 宴客; 招待, 款待某人(尤指在自己家中)
      I don´t entertain very often. 我不常在家请客.
      They do a lot of entertaining, ie often give dinner parties, etc. 他们时常设宴待客.
      Bob and Liz entertained us to dinner last night. 昨晚鲍勃和利兹设宴招待了我们. 2 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb (with sth) amuse sb 使某人快乐
      Could you entertain the children for an hour, while I make supper? 我做晚饭时, 你能哄孩子们玩一个小时吗?
      He entertained us for hours with his stories and jokes. 他给我们讲故事、 说笑话, 让我们高兴了好几小时. 3 [Tn] (fml 文) (not in the continuous tenses 不用於进行时态) (a) be ready and willing to consider (sth) 愿意考虑(某事物)
      He refused to entertain our proposal. 他拒不考虑我们的提议. (b) hold (sth) in the mind or feelings 心里或感情上怀有(某事物)
      entertain ideas, doubts, etc 有想法、 怀疑等.