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regale

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verb re·gale \ri-ˈgāl\

Definition of regale

re·galedre·gal·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to entertain sumptuously :  feast with delicacies

  3. 2 :  to give pleasure or amusement to <regaled us with tall tales>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to feast oneself :  feed



Examples of regale

  1. <regaled his grandchildren with stories of his time in Morocco>

  2. <an inn that nightly regales its guests with five-course meals prepared by a master chef>



Origin of regale

French régaler, from Middle French, from regale, noun


First Known Use: circa 1656


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regale

noun re·gale

Definition of regale

  1. 1 :  a sumptuous feast

  2. 2 :  a choice piece especially of food



Examples of regale

  1. <a regale to honor the retiring Supreme Court justice>



Origin of regale

French régal, from Middle French regale, from re- + galer to have a good time — more at gallant


First Known Use: 1670



REGALE Defined for Kids

regale

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verb re·gale \ri-ˈgāl\

Definition of regale

re·galedre·gal·ing

  1. :  to give pleasure or amusement to <He regaled his guests with stories.>





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