The definition of amuse means to appeal to someone's sense of humor.(verb)
To tell funny stories to entertain people is an example of amuse.
Amuse means keeping yourself or someone else occupied in a pleasant manner, usually by doing or letting someone do something enjoyable.(verb)
To have children play video games in order to occupy them is an example of amuse.
See amuse in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr amuser < à, at + OFr muser, to stare fixedly, muse
See amuse in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb a·mused, a·mus·ing, a·mus·es
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French amuser, to stupefy
Origin: : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-)
Origin: + muser, to stare stupidly; see muse.
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