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regale

[ ri-geyl ]
/ rɪˈgeɪl /
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verb (used with object), re·galed, re·gal·ing.
to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight.
to entertain with choice food or drink.
verb (used without object), re·galed, re·gal·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 1650–60; from French régaler, derivative of régal(e), Old French rigale, derivative of gale “festivity” (with prefix of rigoler “to amuse oneself”), derivative of galer “to make merry”; see gallant

OTHER WORDS FROM regale

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH regale

regal, regale , regalia
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How to use regale in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for regale

regale
/ (rɪˈɡeɪl) /

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 régaler, from gale pleasure; related to Middle Dutch wale riches; see also gala
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