AskDefine | Define regale

Dictionary Definition

regale v : 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" [syn: treat]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • /rɪˈgeɪl/ or /rəˈgeɪl/
  • Rhymes with: -eɪl

Etymology 1

From régale < rēgāle < rēgālis

Noun

  1. A feast, meal.
Translations
A feast, meal

Etymology 2

From régaler

Verb

  1. To provide a meal and entertainment for someone.
    She regaled her guests all afternoon.
  2. To please someone with entertainment.
Translations
To provide a meal and entertainment
To please someone with entertainment

Spanish

Verb

es-verb-form regalar
  1. The third-person singular of regalar in the imperative.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

allay, amuse, animate, appease, assuage, banquet, beguile, bewitch, board, brace, brace up, bread, brisk, brisken, buck up, captivate, charm, cheer, chirk up, convulse, delight, dine, divert, do justice to, eat heartily, eat up, enchant, enliven, enrapture, entertain, entrance, exhilarate, fascinate, feast, feed, fodder, forage, fortify, fracture one, fresh up, freshen, freshen up, grass, gratify, graze, indulge, invigorate, kill, knock dead, loosen up, meat, mess, pasture, perk up, pick up, please, polish the platter, provision, put it away, quench, quicken, raise a laugh, raise a smile, reanimate, recreate, refresh, refreshen, reinvigorate, relax, renew, revive, revivify, sate, satiate, satisfy, set up, slake, slay, solace, spellbind, spread, stimulate, sustain, tickle, titillate, vivify, wine and dine, wow
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