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
  • 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

vi

  • 2 (have guests) recibir they entertain a lot reciben mucho or a menudo

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