For more than 40 years now, Norwegian director Vibeke Løkkeberg has relished being a thorn in the side of authorities.
Was there a brief window where I relished it, where it proved something about the passage of teenager-hood to manhood?
Everyone—everyone who has never emailed a Sony employee, at least—relished the thought it was a “dictator move.”
Both Democrats and Republicans relished the chance to beat up on BP after the Gulf oil spill.
The star of the show, the very private but cool astronaut, relished every single second.
To be at sea again, in his beloved Swan, was what he relished.
He replied that he knew more than he wanted to, and more than he relished.
Possibly this is due to the fact that the flesh of this lizard is relished as food by the natives.
However, they may come back to you after a while, as if they relished your company.
These words were not at all relished by the majority of those who listened to them.
1520s, "taste, flavor," alteration of reles "scent, taste, aftertaste," (c.1300), from Old French relais, reles, "something remaining, that which is left behind," from relaisser "to leave behind" (see release (v.)). Meaning "enjoyment of the taste or flavor of something" is attested from 1640s. Sense of "condiment, that which imparts flavor" is first recorded 1797. The stuff you put on hot dogs is a sweet green pickle relish.
1560s "give flavor to" (implied in relished), from relish (n.). The transferred sense of "to enjoy, take pleasure in" is from 1590s. Related: Relishing.