- to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight.
- to entertain with choice food or drink.
- to feast.
- a sumptuous feast.
- a choice article of food or drink.
Origin of regale
Examples from the Web for regaling
In person, Reiner is gregarious and very chatty, regaling you with great anecdotes from his back catalogue.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper
July 27, 2014
They spent the whole night regaling me with their insane stories about the biz.Junot Díaz: How I Write
August 21, 2013
The world will nestle in regaling plenty and great assurance.The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882
They had been playing all night and regaling themselves with wine.Elsie's Vacation and After Events
“It is quite possible that the respectable gentleman may try it,” said the commandant, regaling himself with a pinch.Tales from Blackwood
While we were regaling ourselves round a large fire, some wild beast gave a roar in the bushes.Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora
But the Baron had bent down his face, and was regaling himself upon an olive.
- to give delight or amusement tohe regaled them with stories of his youth
- to provide with choice or abundant food or drink
- a feast
- a delicacy of food or drink
Word Origin and History for regaling
"entertain splendidly," 1650s, from French régaler "to entertain or feast," from Old French regale, rigale, from gale "merriment," from galer "make merry" (see gallant (adj.)). Influenced in Old French by se rigoler "amuse oneself, rejoice," of unknown origin. Italian regalo is from French. Related: Regaled; regaling.