- to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight.
- to entertain with choice food or drink.
- to feast.
- a sumptuous feast.
- a choice article of food or drink.
Origin of regale
Related Words for regalementsatisfaction, comfort, humor, glee, delight, elation, cheer, charm, bliss, pride, amusement, wonder, fare, snack, picnic, dessert, feast, refreshment, dinner, tea
Examples from the Web for regalement
Historical Examples of regalement
Matilda's charming company and conversation was his regalement.
For the regalement of my inside the preparations had been lavish.Rolling Stones
Yes, I'd really take it as a pastime and regalement if you boys would go along too.'The Gentle Grafter
More, she fed him, and her last drop of new milk and her last and tenderest morsel of meat were reserved for his regalement.
- to give delight or amusement tohe regaled them with stories of his youth
- to provide with choice or abundant food or drink
- a feast
- a delicacy of food or drink
Word Origin for regale
Word Origin and History for regalement
"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.