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rev·el

 (rĕv′əl)
intr.v. rev·eled, rev·el·ing, rev·els also rev·elled or rev·el·ling
1. To take great pleasure or delight: She reveled in her unaccustomed leisure.
2. To engage in uproarious festivities; make merry.
n. often revels
A boisterous festivity or celebration; merrymaking.

[Middle English revelen, to carouse, from Old French reveler, to rebel, carouse, from Latin rebellāre, to rebel; see rebel.]

rev′el·er, rev′el·ler n.

revel

(ˈrɛvəl)
vb (intr) , -els, -elling or -elled, -els, -eling or -eled
1. (foll by in) to take pleasure or wallow: to revel in success.
2. to take part in noisy festivities; make merry
n
3. (often plural) an occasion of noisy merrymaking
4. a less common word for revelry
[C14: from Old French reveler to be merry, noisy, from Latin rebellāre to revolt, rebel]
ˈreveller, ˈreveler n
ˈrevelment n

rev•el

(ˈrɛv əl)

v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling, v.i.
1. to take great pleasure or delight (usu. fol. by in): to revel in luxury.
2. to make merry; indulge in boisterous festivities.
n.
3. boisterous merrymaking or festivity; revelry.
4. Often, revels. an occasion of merrymaking or noisy festivity.
[1275–1325; (v.) Middle English < Old French reveler to raise tumult, make merry < Latin rebellāre to rebel; (n.) Middle English < Old French, derivative of reveler]
rev′el•er; esp. Brit., rev′el•ler, n.
rev′el•ment, n.

revel


Past participle: revelled
Gerund: revelling

Imperative
revel
revel
Present
I revel
you revel
he/she/it revels
we revel
you revel
they revel
Preterite
I revelled
you revelled
he/she/it revelled
we revelled
you revelled
they revelled
Present Continuous
I am revelling
you are revelling
he/she/it is revelling
we are revelling
you are revelling
they are revelling
Present Perfect
I have revelled
you have revelled
he/she/it has revelled
we have revelled
you have revelled
they have revelled
Past Continuous
I was revelling
you were revelling
he/she/it was revelling
we were revelling
you were revelling
they were revelling
Past Perfect
I had revelled
you had revelled
he/she/it had revelled
we had revelled
you had revelled
they had revelled
Future
I will revel
you will revel
he/she/it will revel
we will revel
you will revel
they will revel
Future Perfect
I will have revelled
you will have revelled
he/she/it will have revelled
we will have revelled
you will have revelled
they will have revelled
Future Continuous
I will be revelling
you will be revelling
he/she/it will be revelling
we will be revelling
you will be revelling
they will be revelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been revelling
you have been revelling
he/she/it has been revelling
we have been revelling
you have been revelling
they have been revelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been revelling
you will have been revelling
he/she/it will have been revelling
we will have been revelling
you will have been revelling
they will have been revelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been revelling
you had been revelling
he/she/it had been revelling
we had been revelling
you had been revelling
they had been revelling
Conditional
I would revel
you would revel
he/she/it would revel
we would revel
you would revel
they would revel
Past Conditional
I would have revelled
you would have revelled
he/she/it would have revelled
we would have revelled
you would have revelled
they would have revelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revel - unrestrained merrymakingrevel - unrestrained merrymaking    
jollification, merrymaking, conviviality - a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
binge, tear, bout, bust - an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
booze-up, carousal, carouse, toot, bender - revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, bacchanalia, saturnalia, bacchanal, orgy, riot - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
whoopee - noisy and boisterous revelry
Verb1.revel - take delight in; "he delights in his granddaughter"
have a ball, have a good time - enjoy oneself greatly; "We had a ball at the party and didn't come home until 2 AM"
wallow - delight greatly in; "wallow in your success!"
live it up - enjoy oneself; "it's your birthday, so let's live it up!"
2.revel - celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinkingrevel - celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities; "The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
fete, celebrate - have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
carouse, roister, riot - engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; "They were out carousing last night"

revel

verb
1. celebrate, rave (Brit. slang), carouse, live it up (informal), push the boat out (Brit. informal), whoop it up (informal), make merry, paint the town red (informal), large it (Brit. slang), go on a spree, roister I'm afraid I revelled the night away.
noun
1. (often plural) merrymaking, party, celebration, rave (Brit. slang), gala, spree, festivity, beano (Brit. slang), debauch, saturnalia, bacchanal, rave-up (Brit. slang), jollification, carousal, hooley or hoolie (chiefly Irish & N.Z.), carouse The revels often last until dawn.
revel in something enjoy, relish, indulge in, delight in, savour, thrive on, bask in, wallow in, lap up, take pleasure in, drool over, luxuriate in, crow about, rejoice over, gloat about, rub your hands She revelled in her freedom.

revel

verb
1. To take extravagant pleasure:
2. To show joyful satisfaction in an event, especially by merrymaking:
noun
1. The act of showing joyful satisfaction in an event.Often used in plural:
2. Joyful, exuberant activity.Often used in plural:
Translations
مَرَحٌ صاخِب، عَرْبَدَهيَتَمَتَّع، يَسْتَلِذ
libovat siveselí
nydesold
dorbézoláskedvét leli
hafa nautn afsvallveisla
gėrėtispuotautojaspuotavimasūžavimas
baudītdzīresizbaudīttīksminātiesuzdzīve
âlemçalıp oynamaçok hoşlanmak

revel

[ˈrevl]
A. VI
1. (= make merry) → ir de juerga or de parranda
2. (= delight) to revel in sth/doing sthgozar de algo/haciendo algo
B. N revels (liter) → jolgorio msing, jarana fsing; (organized) → fiestas fpl, festividades fpl
let the revels begin!¡que comience la fiesta!
the revels lasted for three dayscontinuaron las fiestas durante tres días

revel

[ˈrɛvəl] vi
to revel in sth → se délecter de qch
to revel in doing sth → se délecter à faire qch

revel

vi
(= make merry)feiern
(= delight) to revel in somethingetw in vollen Zügen genießen; to revel in doing somethingseine wahre Freude daran haben, etw zu tun; like it? I revel in itgefallen? es macht mir Riesenspaß!
n revels
plFeiern nt

revel

[ˈrɛvl] vifar baldoria
to revel in sth/in doing sth → godere di qc/nel fare qc

revel

(ˈrevl) past tense, past participle ˈrevelled , (American) ˈreveled verb
(with in) to take great delight in something. He revels in danger.
noun
(usually in plural) noisy, lively enjoyment. midnight revels.
ˈreveller noun
ˈrevelryplural ˈrevelries noun
(often in plural) noisy, lively enjoyment. midnight revelries.
References in classic literature ?
Poor dear, just wait till I make my fortune, and you shall revel in carriages and ice cream and high-heeled slippers, and posies, and red-headed boys to dance with.
but, with the half of what you now possess, you could revel in costly food and wines, and build a house twice as splendid as you now inhabit, and make a far greater show to the world,--and yet leave riches to your only son, to make him bless the hour of your death
He tried to drink, and revel, and swear away the memory; but often, in the deep night, whose solemn stillness arraigns the bad soul in forced communion with herself, he had seen that pale mother rising by his bedside, and felt the soft twining of that hair around his fingers, till the cold sweat would roll down his face, and he would spring from his bed in horror.
Indeed, they elected one straight off -- Sir Hervis de Revel.
Yes-yes, enjoy it--it is right--it is an innocent revel.
Sometimes when some outrage of peculiar offensiveness stung her to the heart, she would plan schemes of vengeance and revel in the fancied spectacle of his exposure to the world as an imposter and a slave; but in the midst of these joys fear would strike her; she had made him too strong; she could prove nothing, and--heavens, she might get sold down the river for her pains
A certain mysterious feeling, consequent on the darkness, the secrecy of the revel, and the whisper in which everything was said, steals over me again, and I listen to all they tell me with a vague feeling of solemnity and awe, which makes me glad that they are all so near, and frightens me (though I feign to laugh) when Traddles pretends to see a ghost in the corner.
Leave this mansion instantly, while its inmates sleep sound after the last night's revel.
Part of his house was occupied by a great storeroom, where rats and mice held high revel.
Soon he did not miss his clothing in the least, and from that he came to revel in the freedom of his unhampered state.
The outlying villages, they say, are by them called {kappa omega mu alpha iota}, by the Athenians {delta eta mu iota}: and they assume that Comedians were so named not from {kappa omega mu 'alpha zeta epsilon iota nu}, 'to revel,' but because they wandered from village to village (kappa alpha tau alpha / kappa omega mu alpha sigma), being excluded contemptuously from the city.
I've remarked that your Puritans revel in that color.