to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight.
to entertain with choice food or drink.
Rare. a sumptuous feast.
Archaic. a choice article of food or drink.
- re·gale·ment, noun
- re·gal·er, noun
- un·re·galed, adjective
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How to use regale in a sentence
Many Americans jailed in foreign countries regale journalists with their own versions of “Midnight Express.”Let’s Free Stacey Addison, The Oregon Woman Jailed at the Ends of the Earth | Christopher Dickey | October 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Anyway I sat down with Bruce and encouraged him to regale me with a few New Hampshire-in-the-old days stories.
Montalbán swerves off frequently to have his hero admire a dish or even regale us with a recipe.The Foodie Detective: The Pepe Carvalho Novels by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán | Malcolm Forbes | October 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
When Emmett King came home at night, he liked to regale the family with tales of small-town criminality— Mayberry R.F.D. stuff.
He would regale us sometimes with his experience flying jet airplanes.
They visit and regale one another very much, and are not wanting in Civilities to Foreigners.The Memoirs of Charles-Lewis, Baron de Pollnitz, Volume I | Karl Ludwig von Pllnitz
His chief food is of a vegetable nature—grain, fruits, and roots—but he does not disdain an occasional regale of pork.The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
The regale that followed might have caused a European chef to pale his ineffectual fires from sheer envy.
The fat man hates trouble, smothers his own, and you only make him ill at ease when you regale him with yours.How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
And booths, wherein you might regale, And have a pint of beer, or ale.Social England under the Regency, Vol. 1 (of 2) | John Ashton.
British Dictionary definitions for regale
to give delight or amusement to: he regaled them with stories of his youth
to provide with choice or abundant food or drink
a delicacy of food or drink
- regalement, noun
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