verb (used with object), re·galed, re·gal·ing.
verb (used without object), re·galed, re·gal·ing.
Origin of regale
Related Words for regaleamuse, entertain, satisfy, gratify, feast, serve, ply, divert, delight, please, refresh, fracture, party, nurture, grab
Examples from the Web for regale
Contemporary Examples of regale
Anyway I sat down with Bruce and encouraged him to regale me with a few New Hampshire-in-the-old days stories.Jack Germond and the Old Days
August 14, 2013
When Emmett King came home at night, he liked to regale the family with tales of small-town criminality— Mayberry R.F.D. stuff.The New King of Congress
November 28, 2010
All this law has provided ample fodder for late-night comedians, who regale us with the latest legal idiocy.So Many Laws, So Little Time
Philip K. Howard
February 17, 2009
Historical Examples of regale
Because I was beast enough to regale her with a lecture, and that, too, about a mummy.The Man With The Broken Ear
And when our ears it does regale We find a sting is in its tale.
He has no points, he has no head or tail, But many a jovial party he'll regale.
He should have no good story wherewith to regale his friends.Hopes and Fears
Charlotte M. Yonge
He is present, prepared to regale them with what he calls his sonnet.Classic French Course in English
William Cleaver Wilkinson
verb (tr usually foll by with)
- a feast
- a delicacy of food or drink
Word Origin for regale
"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.