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v. re·galed, re·gal·ing, re·gales
1. To provide with great enjoyment; entertain. See Synonyms at amuse.
2. To entertain sumptuously with food and drink; provide a feast for.
1. A great feast.
2. A choice food; a delicacy.
[French régaler, from Old French regal, feast, from gale (influenced by se rigoler, to amuse oneself), from galer, to make merry.]
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
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]
v. -galed, -gal•ing,
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]
Past participle: regaled
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|Verb||1.||regale - 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"
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"
to regale sb with sth → régaler qn de qch