verb (used with object), re·galed, re·gal·ing.
verb (used without object), re·galed, re·gal·ing.
Origin of regale
Examples from the Web for regale
Anyway I sat down with Bruce and encouraged him to regale me with a few New Hampshire-in-the-old days stories.
When Emmett King came home at night, he liked to regale the family with tales of small-town criminality— Mayberry R.F.D. stuff.
All this law has provided ample fodder for late-night comedians, who regale us with the latest legal idiocy.
I suppose you intend to regale the sailors before they leave.Ungava|R.M. Ballantyne
He was wild, and disposed to regale the assembled company with a numerous collection of songs, which he had at his tongue's end.The History and Records of the Elephant Club|Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
She waded ashore followed by Master Bruin, who was then allowed to regale himself on the pile of fish the old bear had landed.The Bungalow Boys Along the Yukon|Dexter J. Forrester
While in camp, our quartermaster thought to regale us with the luxury of dried apple pies, shortened with bacon grease.
I will drink canary; and this young cavalier shall hear my recitations, and I will regale him with merry songs.The Broken Font, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Moyle Sherer
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.