|Origin:||amuser, from muser; MUSE1|
to make someone laugh or smile:
He made funny faces to amuse the children.
The question seemed to amuse him in some way.
It amused me to think back to my life in London.
to make time pass in an enjoyable way, so that you do not get bored [= entertain]:
Doing jigsaws would amuse Amy for hours on end.
The kids amused themselves playing hide-and-seek.