verb (used with object), re·galed, re·gal·ing.
verb (used without object), re·galed, re·gal·ing.
Origin of regale
Related Words for regalingamuse, entertain, satisfy, gratify, feast, serve, ply, divert, delight, please, refresh, fracture, party, nurture, grab
Examples from the Web for regaling
Contemporary Examples of regaling
In person, Reiner is gregarious and very chatty, regaling you with great anecdotes from his back catalogue.Rob Reiner on the State of Romcoms, ‘The Princess Bride’s’ Alternate Ending, and the Red Viper
July 27, 2014
They spent the whole night regaling me with their insane stories about the biz.Junot Díaz: How I Write
August 21, 2013
Historical Examples of regaling
The world will nestle in regaling plenty and great assurance.The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882
They had been playing all night and regaling themselves with wine.Elsie's Vacation and After Events
“It is quite possible that the respectable gentleman may try it,” said the commandant, regaling himself with a pinch.Tales from Blackwood
While we were regaling ourselves round a large fire, some wild beast gave a roar in the bushes.Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora
But the Baron had bent down his face, and was regaling himself upon an olive.
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.