Associations to the word «Amuse»
AMUSE, verb. (transitive) To entertain or occupy in a pleasant manner; to stir with pleasing emotions.
AMUSE, verb. To cause laughter, to be funny.
AMUSE, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To keep in expectation; to beguile; to delude.
AMUSE, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To occupy or engage the attention of; to lose in deep thought; to absorb; also, to distract; to bewilder.
AMUSE, verb. Occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion; "The play amused the ladies".
AMUSE, verb. Make (somebody) laugh; "The clown amused the children".
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.