regale

[ri-geyl]
verb (used with object), regaled, regaling.
1.
to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight.
2.
to entertain with choice food or drink.
verb (used without object), regaled, regaling.
3.
to feast.
noun
4.
a sumptuous feast.
5.
a choice article of food or drink.

Origin:
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

regalement, noun
regaler, noun
unregaled, adjective

regal, regale, regalia.
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regale (rɪˈɡeɪl)
 
vb (usually foll by with)
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
3.  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]
 
re'galement
 
n

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Main Entry:  regale1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a sumptuous feast; a choice food
Etymology:  Middle French re- + galer 'to have a good time'
Main Entry:  regale1
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to entertain with sumptuous food and drink
Etymology:  Middle French re- + galer 'to have a good time'
Usage:  transitive
Main Entry:  regale2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the rights and privileges of royalty
Etymology:  Middle French re- + galer 'to have a good time'
Main Entry:  regale2
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to offer pleasure or amusement to
Etymology:  Middle French re- + galer 'to have a good time'
Usage:  transitive
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Word Origin & History

regale
1656, from Fr. régaler "to entertain or feast," from O.Fr. rigale, from gale "merriment," from galer "make merry" (see gallant). Influenced in O.Fr. by se rigoler "amuse oneself, rejoice," of unknown origin. It. regalo is from Fr.
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Example sentences
Diamond-Lace may regale her chosen guests in midwinter.
Still, parents would be ill-advised to regale their loved ones with this dark
  read.
Old friends regale her as she continues to hold court.
We propose to regale our readers with a statement of facts concerning a sample
  of these places.
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