entertain (v.) Old form(s): entertaine
admit into consideration, grant as a possibility
AC II.vii.63.2[Menas to Pompey, of the latter being lord of the world] But entertain it
RJ III.i.171[Benvolio to Prince, of Romeo] Who had but newly entertained revenge
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