regale

[ ri-geyl ]
/ rɪˈgeɪl /

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

a sumptuous feast.
a choice article of food or drink.

Origin of regale

1650–60; < 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

Related forms

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

Can be confused

regal regale regalia
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British Dictionary definitions for regalement

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

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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