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Amuse in this context implies a positive response such as laughter or a smile. SlideThe clown's antics amused the children.
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Using 'amuse' suggests a deliberate attempt to provoke laughter or enjoyment. SlideShe juggled fruit to amuse her friends at the party.
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Social contextPlay
Often used in social scenarios where someone is trying to entertain a group. SlideThe magician amused the crowd with his tricks.