to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight.
to entertain with choice food or drink.
Rare. a sumptuous feast.
Archaic. a choice article of food or drink.
- re·gale·ment, noun
- re·gal·er, noun
- un·re·galed, adjective
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How to use regale in a sentence
The Dalai Lama regaled the crowd with stories, not all pertinent to the subject at hand.At American Enterprise Institute, NeoCons Say ‘Hello, Dalai’ | Eleanor Clift | February 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Kevin Fallon | February 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Nico Hines | February 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Later, Williams regaled friends of Strub: “This is the man I started the gay rights movement with.”
Inside, guests reported, a mariachi band played, and Kissinger was regaled with a slew of speeches.
She carried a small gold-headed ivory cane, and a richly jewelled snuff-box from which she regaled herself from time to time.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
In the evening I regaled myself with some strong coffee, and I entreated that it might be made by the little sioa, Zanze.My Ten Years' Imprisonment | Silvio Pellico
The wretches who ate up the Saracens, and regaled themselves with human flesh?The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
On the train Doctor Hoff regaled his companion with a strictly paternal view of his son's character and pursuits as he knew them.Average Jones | Samuel Hopkins Adams
The smuggler arrived, and was regaled on pie, whether rabbit or hare he could not decide.Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall | Robert S. Hawker
British Dictionary definitions for regale
to give delight or amusement to: he regaled them with stories of his youth
to provide with choice or abundant food or drink
a delicacy of food or drink
- regalement, noun
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