verb (used with object), re·galed, re·gal·ing.
verb (used without object), re·galed, re·gal·ing.
Origin of regale
Related Words for regaledamuse, entertain, satisfy, gratify, feast, serve, ply, divert, delight, please, refresh, fracture, party, nurture, grab
Examples from the Web for regaled
Contemporary Examples of regaled
The Dalai Lama regaled the crowd with stories, not all pertinent to the subject at hand.At American Enterprise Institute, NeoCons Say ‘Hello, Dalai’
February 21, 2014
Specifically, she regaled them with the story of a heart attack she suffered that should have ended her life.Rosie O’Donnell’s Explosive Return to ‘The View’ Makes Us Miss Her More
February 7, 2014
It is here that he is regaled with the tale we are about to watch unfold.‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Review: Wes Anderson’s Best Ever Is a Whimsical Crime Caper
February 6, 2014
Later, Williams regaled friends of Strub: “This is the man I started the gay rights movement with.”Sean Strub: Sex, AIDS, Politics and Survival
January 27, 2014
Inside, guests reported, a mariachi band played, and Kissinger was regaled with a slew of speeches.Staking Out Kissinger’s 90th-Birthday Party
June 4, 2013
Historical Examples of regaled
He waved his arms, airing his grievance with which for an hour past he had regaled me.
Their nostrils were regaled with the savory fumes of the cooking meat.War from the Inside
Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
Geraldine regaled his spiritual man with the press notices, which were tremendous.A Great Man
You surely don't expect to be regaled with incense or attar of roses.Molly Bawn
Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
We were, however, regaled with a smoke which made us shed tears.Perils and Captivity
Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
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.