regale


1re·gale

verb \ri-ˈgāl\
re·galedre·gal·ing

Definition of REGALE

transitive verb
1
:  to entertain sumptuously :  feast with delicacies
2
:  to give pleasure or amusement to <regaled us with tall tales>
intransitive verb
:  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

2regale

noun

Definition of REGALE

1
:  a sumptuous feast
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

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