Translation of entertain in Spanish:

entertain

Pronunciation: /ˌentərˈteɪn; ˌentəˈteɪn/

vt

  • 1 (amuse) [audience] entretener* to keep sb entertained entretener* or tener* entretenido a algn she went to entertain the troops fue a actuar ante las tropas
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    • At least we were thoroughly entertained throughout our main course.
    • He was thoroughly entertained by a grotesque comedy that satirized a group of celebrities.
    • Dedicated volunteers entertain the members with games of cards and bingo, while some just meet up for a chat and a cup of tea.
  • 2 (give hospitality to) we enjoy entertaining friends nos gusta recibir (a los amigos) en casa or invitar a los amigos the minister entertained the diplomats el ministro agasajó a los diplomáticos we entertained twenty people to dinner last Saturday (BrE) el sábado pasado tuvimos veinte invitados a cenar England will entertain Spain at Wembley [journalese/lenguaje periodístico] Inglaterra se enfrentará a España en el estadio de Wembley
  • 3 [formal] 3.1 [idea/suggestion] contemplar, considerar 3.2 [doubt/suspicions] abrigar* [formal], albergar* [formal]
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    • At the beginning of the hearing, I entertained considerable sympathy for the predicament in which he found himself.
    • I would not expect them to even entertain the idea that they could report simultaneously as a battle was taking place.
    • What amazed me was that my company director entertained this idea and sounded genuinely interested in participating.

vi

  • 2 (have guests) recibir they entertain a lot reciben mucho or a menudo
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    • Most families had a house for sleeping and a small cook house in the back, and some had a guest house for entertaining visitors.
    • Having bar furniture in your house, you will be able to entertain friends and guests more easily.
    • It is on their behalf, therefore, that he is taking action if he entertains guests and gives them food and drink.

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