CET4 TEM4 考 研 TOEFL CET6
1. enter- (inter-) + -tain.
2. => keep or hold someone's mind among many different and interesting things.
=> keep or hold something like amusing or treat between / among people.
=> keep or hold something attractive or interesting among / in one's mind.
4. 类推：The original Old French version of enterprise was emprise.
5. => The original Old French version of entertain was *emtenir(*emtain).
7. enter- "in" => hold or keep one's mind in something, hold (in), keep (in), maintain (in).
enter-, 更里面，中间。-tain, 握，维持，词源同contain, tenable. 即招待客人，维持客户。
- entertain (v.)
- late 15c., "to keep up, maintain, to keep (someone) in a certain frame of mind," from Middle French entretenir, from Old French entretenir "hold together, stick together, support" (12c.), from entre- "among" (from Latin inter; see inter-) + tenir "to hold" (from Latin tenere; see tenet).
Sense of "have a guest" is late 15c.; that of "gratify, amuse" is 1620s. Meaning "to allow (something) to consideration, take into the mind" (of opinions, notions, etc.) is 1610s. Related: Entertained; entertaining.
- 1. I wouldn't entertain the idea of such an unsociable job.
- 2. I feel how foolish I am to entertain doubts.
- 3. Michael left his sickbed to entertain his house guests.
- 4. She had to entertain some boring local bigwigs.
- 5. The television programme is designed to educate and not merely to entertain.
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