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regale Line breaks: re¦gale
Pronunciation: /rɪˈɡeɪl/

Definition of regale in English:


[with object]
1Entertain or amuse (someone) with talk: he regaled her with a colourful account of that afternoon’s meeting
More example sentences
  • The guest speaker was Graham Walton, the father of the only girl sextuplets in the world, who proved an entertaining speaker, regaling the audience with anecdotes about life as the only male in a family of seven women.
  • At the June meeting of the West Wickham TG, Mr Tom Moss regaled members with an entertaining account of the history of cinemas in SE London and Kent.
  • During the interview at the Cowboy Arms Hotel, Clement regaled me with enough entertaining stories to fill a book.
entertain, amuse, divert, delight, fascinate, captivate, beguile;
treat to
1.1Lavishly supply (someone) with food or drink: he was regaled with excellent home cooking
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  • A napkin, which lay in front of the diners as they reclined, might serve as a knapsack to take home the little gifts of food or wine with which a host would regale his friends as they departed.
supply lavishly, entertain lavishly/sumptuously, ply, wine and dine, fete, feast, cater for, serve, feed


noun ( rare)
Example sentences
  • Children are a source of joy, of regalement and an outcome and a labor of love.


Mid 17th century: from French régaler, from re- (expressing intensive force) + Old French gale 'pleasure'.

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