1. I
we don't entertain мы не устраиваем приемов, мы не принимаем гостей; they like to entertain они гостеприимные люли; all summer Blackpool entertains все лето город Блэкпул принимает /открыт для/ туристов /отдыхающих/
2. II
entertain in some manner entertain hospitably (extensively, lavishly, etc.) принимать гостей радушно и т.д.; they entertain a great deal у них часто бывают гости
3. III
1) entertain smb. entertain one's guests (her brother's friends, etc.) принимать /угощать/ гостей и т.д.
2) entertain smb. entertain an audience (the company, smb.'s guests, the children, etc.) развлекать /веселить/ зрителей и т.д.; this sort of play doesn't entertain me такие пьесы меня не увлекают /нагоняют на меня скуку/; will you, please, entertain the guests while I dress? займите, пожалуйста, гостей, пока я одеваюсь
3) entertain smth. entertain a hope (many illusions, such feelings /such sentiments/, etc.) питать надежду и т.д.; entertain a dream лелеять мечту; entertain doubts иметь сомнения, сомневаться; I refuse to entertain such a foolish idea я и думать не хочу о такой глупости; я не допускаю такой нелепой мысли
4. XI
1) be entertained by smb. I was entertained by her family я был гостем ее семьи
2) be entertained by smth., smb. I was entertained by his tricks меня забавляли его фокусы; I was greatly entertained by it меня это весьма /сильно/ позабавило; he was entertained by the folk-singers исполнители народных песен развлекли его
5. XVI
entertain in (at, on, etc.) some place entertain in a restaurant (at a club, on his yacht, etc.) принимать [гостей] в ресторане и т.д.; we cannot dream of entertaining in our house мы и мечтать не можем о том, чтобы принимать [гостей] у себя дома
6. XXI1
1) entertain smb. at /to/ smth. entertain one's friends (one's partner, etc.) at dinner (my business associates to dinner, some ladies to luncheon, guests at a banquet, them at my own house, etc.) приглашать друзей на обед и т.д., угощать друзей обедом и т.д.; I entertained a party at dinner yesterday я устраивал вчера званый обед; she entertained ten people at supper у нее на ужине было десять человек
2) entertain smb. with smth. entertain ladies with stories (guests with music, a girl with fairy tales, etc.) развлекать дам рассказами и т.д.
3) book. entertain smth. for smb. entertain a high esteem for smb. (a great regard for smb., a kindly feeling for smb., etc.) питать к кому-л. глубокое уважение и т.д.; entertain smth. regarding smb. entertain hostile intentions regarding smb. иметь в отношении кого-л. враждебные намерения; entertain smth. of smb. entertain great expectations /great hopes/ of smb. возлагать на кого-л. большие надежды, много ждать от кого-л.

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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