Was there a brief window where I relished it, where it proved something about the passage of teenager-hood to manhood?
Both Democrats and Republicans relished the chance to beat up on BP after the Gulf oil spill.
He worked grueling hours and pushed his staff hard, but his advisers said they relished the experience.
Up to a point, Blanc had relished the title “most hated man in the world.”
He hid from the local media and threatened to punch out a TV news director, yet relished moments in the national spotlight.
To be at sea again, in his beloved Swan, was what he relished.
This, with some efforts and more noise than Gonzaga relished, was thrust across the moat.
Possibly this is due to the fact that the flesh of this lizard is relished as food by the natives.
You relished land travelling all the more for it afterwards.
These words were not at all relished by the majority of those who listened to them.
1520s, "taste, flavor," alteration of reles "scent, taste, aftertaste," (c.1300), from Old French relais, reles, "something remaining, that which is left behind," from relaisser "to leave behind" (see release (v.)). Meaning "enjoyment of the taste or flavor of something" is attested from 1640s. Sense of "condiment, that which imparts flavor" is first recorded 1797. The stuff you put on hot dogs is a sweet green pickle relish.
1560s "give flavor to" (implied in relished), from relish (n.). The transferred sense of "to enjoy, take pleasure in" is from 1590s. Related: Relishing.