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revel

Synonyms of revel in English:

verb

  • 1 with their exams out of the way they revelled all night
    celebrate, make merry, have a party, party, feast, {eat, drink, and be merry}, carouse, roister, have fun, have a good time, enjoy oneself, go on a spree
    British informal push the boat out
    dated spree
    [Antonyms] mourn
  • 2 he revelled in the applause which greeted him
    enjoy, delight in, love, like, adore, be entertained by, be amused by, be pleased by, take pleasure in, appreciate, relish, lap up, savour, luxuriate in, bask in, wallow in, glory in;
    gloat over, feel self-satisfied about, crow about
    informal get a kick out of, get a thrill out of
    [Antonyms] hate
  • noun

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  • there are a few spots in town for night revels
    party, jamboree
    informal rave, shindig, bash, jag
    British informal do, rave-up, knees-up, jolly, thrash, beano, beanfeast
    Irish informal hooley, crack
    North American informal wingding, blast
    Australian informal shivoo, rage, ding, jollo
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