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regale

[ ri-geyl ]
/ r瑟藞ge瑟l /
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verb (used with object), re路galed, re路gal路ing.
to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight.
to entertain with choice food or drink.
verb (used without object), re路galed, re路gal路ing.
to feast.
noun
Rare. a sumptuous feast.
Archaic. a choice article of food or drink.
Archaic. refreshment.
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Origin of regale

First recorded in 1650鈥60; from French r茅galer, derivative of r茅gal(e), Old French rigale, derivative of gale 鈥渇estivity鈥 (with prefix of rigoler 鈥渢o amuse oneself鈥), derivative of galer 鈥渢o make merry鈥; see gallant

OTHER WORDS FROM regale

re路gale路ment, nounre路gal路er, nounun路re路galed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH regale

regal, regale , regalia

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British Dictionary definitions for regale

regale
/ (r瑟藞伞e瑟l) /

verb (tr usually foll by with)
to give delight or amusement tohe regaled them with stories of his youth
to provide with choice or abundant food or drink
noun
archaic
  1. a feast
  2. a delicacy of food or drink

Derived forms of regale

regalement, noun

Word Origin for regale

C17: from French r茅galer, from gale pleasure; related to Middle Dutch wale riches; see also gala
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