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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
References in classic literature ?
Veslovsky sang songs and related with enjoyment his adventures with the peasants, who had regaled him with vodka, and said to him, "Excuse our homely ways," and his night's adventures with kiss-in-the-ring and the servant-girl and the peasant, who had asked him was he married, and on learning that he was not, said to him, "Well, mind you don't run after other men's wives--you'd better get one of your own." These words had particularly amused Veslovsky.
If food was scanty, we regaled ourselves with the hope of soon falling in with herds of buffalo, and having nothing to do but slay and eat." We doubt whether the genial captain is not describing the cheeriness of his own breast, which gave a cheery aspect to everything around him.
A march of nine miles took them over high rolling prairies to the north fork; their eyes being regaled with the welcome sight of herds of buffalo at a distance, some careering the plain, others grazing and reposing in the natural meadows.
We then fell to eating and drinking, and though we had nothing but our ordinary repast of honey and dried flesh, thought we never had regaled more pleasantly in our lives.
I lost no time in letting fly several arrows, and at last one of the great animals fell to the ground dead, and the others retreated, leaving me free to come down from my hiding place and run back to tell my master of my success, for which I was praised and regaled with good things.
He regaled them, therefore, to the best of his ability, with abundance of salmon and wappatoo.
On this subject, he regaled him with the most persuasive arguments, which, however, did NOT persuade Samuel Ferguson, and wasted his breath in pathetic entreaties, by which the latter seemed to be but slightly moved.
Peg Bowen paid us a call the next day and was regaled with a feast of fat things left over from the supper.
Having displayed their military prowess to the utmost in these warlike shows, they marched in glittering order to the Chelsea Bun House, and regaled in the adjacent taverns until dark.
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