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re·gale

 (rĭ-gāl′)
v. re·galed, re·gal·ing, re·gales
v.tr.
1. To provide with great enjoyment; entertain. See Synonyms at amuse.
2. To entertain sumptuously with food and drink; provide a feast for.
v.intr.
To feast.
n.
1. A great feast.
2. A choice food; a delicacy.
3. Refreshment.

[French régaler, from Old French regal, feast, from gale (influenced by se rigoler, to amuse oneself), from galer, to make merry.]

re·gale′ment n.

regale

(rɪˈɡeɪl)
vb
1. to give delight or amusement to: he regaled them with stories of his youth.
2. to provide with choice or abundant food or drink
n
(Cookery) archaic
a. a feast
b. a delicacy of food or drink
[C17: from French régaler, from gale pleasure; related to Middle Dutch wale riches; see also gala]
reˈgalement n

re•gale

(rɪˈgeɪl)

v. -galed, -gal•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight.
2. to entertain with choice food or drink.
v.i.
3. to feast.
n.
4. a sumptuous feast.
5. a choice article of food or drink.
[1650–60; < French régaler, derivative of régal(e), Old French rigale, derivative of gale festivity (with prefix of rigoler to amuse oneself), derivative of galer to make merry; see gallant]
re•gale′ment, n.
re•gal′er, n.

regale


Past participle: regaled
Gerund: regaling

Imperative
regale
regale
Present
I regale
you regale
he/she/it regales
we regale
you regale
they regale
Preterite
I regaled
you regaled
he/she/it regaled
we regaled
you regaled
they regaled
Present Continuous
I am regaling
you are regaling
he/she/it is regaling
we are regaling
you are regaling
they are regaling
Present Perfect
I have regaled
you have regaled
he/she/it has regaled
we have regaled
you have regaled
they have regaled
Past Continuous
I was regaling
you were regaling
he/she/it was regaling
we were regaling
you were regaling
they were regaling
Past Perfect
I had regaled
you had regaled
he/she/it had regaled
we had regaled
you had regaled
they had regaled
Future
I will regale
you will regale
he/she/it will regale
we will regale
you will regale
they will regale
Future Perfect
I will have regaled
you will have regaled
he/she/it will have regaled
we will have regaled
you will have regaled
they will have regaled
Future Continuous
I will be regaling
you will be regaling
he/she/it will be regaling
we will be regaling
you will be regaling
they will be regaling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been regaling
you have been regaling
he/she/it has been regaling
we have been regaling
you have been regaling
they have been regaling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been regaling
you will have been regaling
he/she/it will have been regaling
we will have been regaling
you will have been regaling
they will have been regaling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been regaling
you had been regaling
he/she/it had been regaling
we had been regaling
you had been regaling
they had been regaling
Conditional
I would regale
you would regale
he/she/it would regale
we would regale
you would regale
they would regale
Past Conditional
I would have regaled
you would have regaled
he/she/it would have regaled
we would have regaled
you would have regaled
they would have regaled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.regale - provide with choice or abundant food or drinkregale - provide with choice or abundant food or drink; "Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating"; "She treated her houseguests with good food every night"
wine - treat to wine; "Our relatives in Italy wined and dined us for a week"
alcoholize - subject to the influence of alcohol; "After we finished dinner, we were thoroughly alcoholized"
feast, feed - gratify; "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
treat - provide with a gift or entertainment; "Grandmother always treated us to the circus"; "I like to treat myself to a day at a spa when I am depressed"

regale

verb
1. entertain, delight, amuse, divert, gratify He was constantly regaled with tales of woe.
2. serve, refresh, ply, wine and dine, supply lavishly On Sunday evenings we were usually regaled with a roast dinner.

regale

verb
To occupy in an agreeable or pleasing way:
Translations

regale

[rɪˈgeɪl] VT (= entertain) → entretener; (= delight) → divertir
to regale sb on oystersagasajar a algn con ostras
he regaled the company with a funny storypara entretener a la companía les contó un chiste
to regale o.s. on or with sthregalarse con algo, darse el lujo de algo

regale

[rɪˈgeɪl] vt
to regale sb with sth → régaler qn de qch

regale

vt (with food, drink) → verwöhnen; (with stories) → ergötzen (geh)

regale

[rɪˈgeɪl] vtdeliziare, intrattenere
to regale sb with sth → intrattenere qn con qc
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