entertain


entertain

verb

Definition of ENTERTAIN

2
to give serious and careful thought to <have you ever entertained the thought that you could be wrong?>
Related Words muse (upon), reflect (on or upon), reminisce; analyze, explore, review; conclude, reason; second-guess, speculate (about); brood (about or over), dwell (on or upon), fixate (on or upon), fret (about or over), obsess (about or over); believe, conceive, opine; absorb, assimilate, digest, drink (in)
Near Antonyms disregard, ignore, overlook, slight; dismiss, pooh-pooh (also pooh), reject
3
to keep in one's mind or heart <I don't entertain the hope of ever getting a girl like that to go out with me>
Related Words cultivate, foster, nurture, support, sustain; carry, keep, maintain, preserve, remember, retain, treasure; cleave (to), cling (to), hug, stick (to); brood (about or over), fixate (on or upon), obsess (about or over)

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