entertain (v.) 12
maintain, keep up, practise
Luc 1514 [of a painting of Sinon] He entertained a show so seeming just
MV I.i.90 [Gratiano to Antonio, of some men] whose visages ... do a wilful stillness entertain
R2 II.ii.4 [Bushy to Queen Isabel] You promised ... / To ... entertain a cheerful disposition

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