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The Universal Dictionary

entertain

[ˌentə'teɪn] брит. / амер.

гл.

  1. принимать, угощать (гостей)

  2. занимать, развлекать

  3. питать (какие-л. чувства)

  4. поддерживать (переписку)

  5. брать в расчёт, принимать во внимание, учитывать

Learning (En-Ru)

entertain

[ˌentə'teɪn]

v

  1. развлекать, забавлять

  2. принимать, угощать

  3. принимать, учитывать

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With all of the conditioning he had received, he feared the consequences of striking her―or any female―far too much to entertain such notions.
При всей закалке, которую он получил, он страшился последствий, которых не избежать, если он ударит ее или любую другую женщину, и этот страх заставлял его забывать об отмщении.
Salvatore, Robert / HomelandСальваторе, Роберт / Отступник
Отступник
Сальваторе, Роберт
© ИЦ "Максима", 2007
© 1990 Wizards of the Coast, Inc.
© А. Кострова, перевод, 2002
Homeland
Salvatore, Robert
© 1990 TSR, Inc.
"I did not so entertain them, fair cousin," answered the King.
— Мой прием был не слишком радушен, любезный кузен, — ответил король.
Scott, Walter / Quentin DurwardСкотт, Вальтер / Квентин Дорвард
Квентин Дорвард
Скотт, Вальтер
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1964
Quentin Durward
Scott, Walter
© 2009 by Seven Treasures Publications
There was nothing for it, therefore, but to entertain my vague apprehensions as best I should be able, until it pleased the captain to enlighten me of his own accord.
Поэтому мне оставалось только по мере сил бороться со своими смутными страхами, пока капитан не соблаговолит по собственному почину объяснить, что происходит.
Stevenson, Robert Louis / The wreckerСтивенсон, Роберт Луис / Потерпевшие кораблекрушение
Потерпевшие кораблекрушение
Стивенсон, Роберт Луис
© Издательство "Кыргызстан", 1986
The wrecker
Stevenson, Robert Louis
© 1891 by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
© 1905 by Charles Scribner's Sons
He would have invited the Scotch stockbroker too, but he had only three chairs, and thus could entertain only a definite number of guests.
Он бы пригласил и шотландца-маклера, но у него было всего три стула, и число приглашенных пришлось ограничить.
Maugham, Somerset / Of Human BondageМоэм, Сомерсет / Бремя страстей человеческих
Бремя страстей человеческих
Моэм, Сомерсет
© "Издательство иностранной литературы", 1959
Of Human Bondage
Maugham, Somerset
© 1915, 1936 by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.
"According to the rules of procedure, the Acting-President must always entertain a motion to adjourn from any member!"
– В соответствии с правилами регламента, председатель всегда должен ставить на голосование вопрос о закрытии собрания, если предложение о закрытии поступило только от одного члена общества!
DeChancie, John / Red Limit FreewayДе Ченси, Джон / Автострада запредельности
Автострада запредельности
Де Ченси, Джон
Red Limit Freeway
DeChancie, John
© 1984 by John DeChancie
Do ye dream that one of his estate is like to have the honor twice in his life to entertain company such as we have brought to grace his house withal?"
Неужели вы думаете, что хозяину этого дома еще когда-нибудь выпадет честь принимать у себя столь важных гостей, как те, которые благодаря нам удостоили его своим посещением?
Twain, Mark / A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtТвен, Марк / Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура
Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура
Твен, Марк
© Н. Чуковский. Наследники. 2010
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Twain, Mark
© 2009 by Seven Treasures Publications
I now began to be weary, and seeing nothing to entertain my curiosity, I returned gently down towards the creek; and the sea being full in my view, I saw our men already got into the boat, and rowing for life to the ship.
Почувствовав усталость и не находя ничего любопытного, я стал медленно возвращаться к бухте; море широко открывалось передо мною, и я увидел, что наши матросы уже сели в баркас и гребут что есть мочи по направлению к кораблю.
Swift, Jonathan / Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the worldСвифт, Джонатан / Путешествия Гулливера
Путешествия Гулливера
Свифт, Джонатан
© Издательство "Правда", 1987
Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the world
Swift, Jonathan
Well, he knew how to entertain them.
Ну, да уж и угощать был мастер.
Turgenev, I.S. / A Sportsman's Sketches v.1Тургенев, И.С. / Записки охотника т.1
Записки охотника т.1
Тургенев, И.С.
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1975
A Sportsman's Sketches v.1
Turgenev, I.S.
© 2006 BiblioBazaar
That she was exactly as poor and dull as Fred was a possibility she was constitutionally unable to entertain.
То, что она сама была такая бедная и такая же скучная, как Фред, она органически понять не могла.
Vonnegut, Kurt / God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before SwineВоннегут, Курт / Дай вам бог здоровья, мистер Розуотер, или Не мечите бисера перед свиньями
Дай вам бог здоровья, мистер Розуотер, или Не мечите бисера перед свиньями
Воннегут, Курт
© Издательство "Литература артистикэ", 1981
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, or Pearls Before Swine
Vonnegut, Kurt
© 1965 by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Besides, you’ll feel a duty to entertain him; but I know how busy you’ll be getting ready for your wedding.”
Я думаю, позже он с удовольствием погостит у вас. Не забывай, в скором времени тебе предстоит масса хлопот.
Dickson, Gordon / The Dragon And The DjinnДиксон, Гордон / Дракон и Джинн
Дракон и Джинн
Диксон, Гордон
The Dragon And The Djinn
Dickson, Gordon
I have always considered Neil a good friend and been glad to entertain him in my home.
Я всегда считал Нийла своим другом и с удовольствием принимал его у себя.
Lewis, Sinclair / Kingsblood RoyalЛьюис, Синклер / Кингсблад, потомок королей
Кингсблад, потомок королей
Льюис, Синклер
© "ЛЕНИЗДАТ", 1960
Kingsblood Royal
Lewis, Sinclair
© 2001 Random House, Inc.
As it appeared impossible to entertain any reasonable hopes of him after this speech, Mr Jinkins and Mr Gander went upstairs again, and once more got him into bed.
Так как после этой речи стало совершенно ясно, что ничего хорошего от мистера Пекснифа ждать уже нельзя, то мистер Джинкинс с мистером Тендером опять поднялись наверх и еще раз уложили его в постель.
Dickens, Charles / Martin ChuzzlewitДиккенс, Чарльз / Жизнь и приключения Мартина Чезлвита
Жизнь и приключения Мартина Чезлвита
Диккенс, Чарльз
© Государственное издательство художественной литературы, 1960
Martin Chuzzlewit
Dickens, Charles
© Wordsworth Editions Limited 1994
Olga Mihalovna talked without ceasing; she knew by experience that when she had guests to entertain it was far easier and more comfortable to talk than to listen.
Ольга Михайловна говорила без умолку. Она по опыту знала, что, занимая гостей, гораздо легче и удобнее говорить, чем слушать.
Чехов, А.П. / ИмениныChekhov, A. / The party
The party
Chekhov, A.
© 1999 by Random House, Inc.
Именины
Чехов, А.П.
© Издательство "Наука", 1974
Tolerance for delays is greatly extended when you entertain in the interim.
Если во время этого промежутка развлекать пользователя, он становится гораздо терпеливее.
Goodman, Danny / JavaScript & DHTML CookbookГудман, Д. / JavaScript и DHTML. Сборник рецептов для профессионалов
JavaScript и DHTML. Сборник рецептов для профессионалов
Гудман, Д.
© 2003 Danny Goodman
© Перевод на русский язык ЗАО Издательский дом «Питер», 2004
© Издание на русском языке оформление ЗАО Издательский дом «Питер» 2004
JavaScript & DHTML Cookbook
Goodman, Danny
© 2003 O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
But we are’ willing to entertain the hope that confusion will at last give way to the theories of modern scientific socialism and will cease to paralyse the success of our revolutionary movement.
Но будем надеяться, что путаница эта уступит, наконец, место теориям современного научного социализма и перестанет парализовать успехи нашего революционного движения.
Плеханов, Г. В. / Наши разногласия. Письмо к П. Л. ЛавровуPlekhanov, G. V. / Our Differences. Letter to P. L. Lavrov
Our Differences. Letter to P. L. Lavrov
Plekhanov, G. V.
Наши разногласия. Письмо к П. Л. Лаврову
Плеханов, Г. В.
© Государственное издательство политической литературы, 1949 г.

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ˌentə'teɪnVerbпринимать; угощатьExamples

we don't entertain — мы не устраиваем у себя приёмов

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Verb

  1. 1.

    развлекать, принимать, угощать

    translation added by Alexander Luboshenko
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Collocations

entertain to
угощать
entertain action
рассматривать иск
entertained intent
выношенная цель
entertained intent
выношенное намерение
entertained intent
выношенный умысел
entertaining advertising
развлекательная реклама
amusing / entertaining fellow
забавник
amusing / entertaining nature
развлекательность
entertaining action
рассматривающий иск
entertaining action
рассмотрение иска

Word forms

entertain

verb
Basic forms
Pastentertained
Imperativeentertain
Present Participle (Participle I)entertaining
Past Participle (Participle II)entertained
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I entertainwe entertain
you entertainyou entertain
he/she/it entertainsthey entertain
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am entertainingwe are entertaining
you are entertainingyou are entertaining
he/she/it is entertainingthey are entertaining
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have entertainedwe have entertained
you have entertainedyou have entertained
he/she/it has entertainedthey have entertained
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been entertainingwe have been entertaining
you have been entertainingyou have been entertaining
he/she/it has been entertainingthey have been entertaining
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I entertainedwe entertained
you entertainedyou entertained
he/she/it entertainedthey entertained
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was entertainingwe were entertaining
you were entertainingyou were entertaining
he/she/it was entertainingthey were entertaining
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had entertainedwe had entertained
you had entertainedyou had entertained
he/she/it had entertainedthey had entertained
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been entertainingwe had been entertaining
you had been entertainingyou had been entertaining
he/she/it had been entertainingthey had been entertaining
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will entertainwe shall/will entertain
you will entertainyou will entertain
he/she/it will entertainthey will entertain
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be entertainingwe shall/will be entertaining
you will be entertainingyou will be entertaining
he/she/it will be entertainingthey will be entertaining
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have entertainedwe shall/will have entertained
you will have entertainedyou will have entertained
he/she/it will have entertainedthey will have entertained
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been entertainingwe shall/will have been entertaining
you will have been entertainingyou will have been entertaining
he/she/it will have been entertainingthey will have been entertaining
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would entertainwe should/would entertain
you would entertainyou would entertain
he/she/it would entertainthey would entertain
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be entertainingwe should/would be entertaining
you would be entertainingyou would be entertaining
he/she/it would be entertainingthey would be entertaining
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have entertainedwe should/would have entertained
you would have entertainedyou would have entertained
he/she/it would have entertainedthey would have entertained
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been entertainingwe should/would have been entertaining
you would have been entertainingyou would have been entertaining
he/she/it would have been entertainingthey would have been entertaining
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am entertainedwe are entertained
you are entertainedyou are entertained
he/she/it is entertainedthey are entertained
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being entertainedwe are being entertained
you are being entertainedyou are being entertained
he/she/it is being entertainedthey are being entertained
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been entertainedwe have been entertained
you have been entertainedyou have been entertained
he/she/it has been entertainedthey have been entertained
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was entertainedwe were entertained
you were entertainedyou were entertained
he/she/it was entertainedthey were entertained
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being entertainedwe were being entertained
you were being entertainedyou were being entertained
he/she/it was being entertainedthey were being entertained
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been entertainedwe had been entertained
you had been entertainedyou had been entertained
he/she/it had been entertainedthey had been entertained
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be entertainedwe shall/will be entertained
you will be entertainedyou will be entertained
he/she/it will be entertainedthey will be entertained
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been entertainedwe shall/will have been entertained
you will have been entertainedyou will have been entertained
he/she/it will have been entertainedthey will have been entertained