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  • (イギリス英語(容認発音:RP) IPA(?): /ˌɛntəˈteɪn/
  • (標準アメリカ英語) IPA(?): /ˌɛntɚˈteɪn/, [ˌɛnɾɚˈtʰeɪn]
  • 発音(米) :


entertain (三単現: entertains, 現在分詞: entertaining, 過去形: entertained, 過去分詞: entertained )

  1. (他動詞) ...をたのしませる
  2. (他動詞) ...を接待する。...をもてなす
    • During their married life Mr. and Mrs. Leslie made their summer home in "Interlaken Villa," Saratoga Springs, N. Y., and there they entertained Emperor Dom Pedro, of Brazil, and the Empress. (Frances E. Willard; Mary A. Livermore. A Woman Of The Century.)〔1893年〕[1]
  3. (他動詞) ...を考慮する。...という考え抱く
    • He could not entertain such a thought. You certainly must have misunderstood him. (Voltaire. The Huron; or, Pupil of Nature. William F. Fleming, Trans.)〔1901年〕[2]
    • The samurai or nobles of Japan entertained the highest respect for truth. "A bushi has no second word" was one of their mottoes. ("Bushido". The Encyclopaedia Britannica.)〔1910年〕[3]




  1. Frances E. Willard; Mary A. Livermore (1893). A Woman Of The Century. Charles Wells Moulton. pp. 459–460. https://archive.org/details/womanofthecentur002516mbp
  2. Voltaire. (1901). "The Huron; or, Pupil of Nature". (William F. Fleming, Trans.) The works of Voltaire; a contemporary version;. 11th ed. Volume III. Paris : Du Mont. p. 136. https://archive.org/details/worksofvoltaire03voltiala
  3. "Bushido". The Encyclopaedia Britannica : a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information. 11th ed. Volume IV. New York : Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1910. p. 870. https://archive.org/details/encyclopaediabri04chisrich