1) VERB If something amuses you, it makes you want to laugh or smile.
[V n] The thought seemed to amuse him...
Their antics never fail to amuse.Syn:Ant:2) VERB If you amuse yourself, you do something in order to pass the time and not become bored.
[V pron-refl] I need distractions. I need to amuse myself so I won't keep thinking about things...
[V n] Put a selection of baby toys in his cot to amuse him if he wakes early.Syn:3) → See also , amusing
English dictionary. 2008.