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Feb 9, 2010
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Verbs

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castigate
disport
prevaricate
affranchise
obnubilate

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disport

PRONUNCIATION:
(di-SPORT)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To divert or amuse (oneself).
noun: A diversion or amusement.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French desporter (to divert), from dis- + porter (to carry).

USAGE:
"On the island, as on a stage, the people of Paris disport themselves in every attitude of summer recreation."
T.J. McNamara; Seurat's Grand Triumph of Light; New Zealand Herald; Jan 23, 2010.

See more usage examples of disport in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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