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revel

[rev-uhl]
verb (used without object), reveled, reveling or (especially British) revelled, revelling.
1.
to take great pleasure or delight (usually followed by in ): to revel in luxury.
2.
to make merry; indulge in boisterous festivities.
noun
3.
boisterous merrymaking or festivity; revelry.
4.
Often, revels. an occasion of merrymaking or noisy festivity with dancing, masking, etc.

Origin:
1275–1325; (v.) Middle English revelen < Old French reveler to raise tumult, make merry < Latin rebellāre to rebel; (noun) Middle English < Old French, derivative of reveler

reveler; especially British, reveller, noun
revelment, noun
unreveling, adjective
unrevelling, adjective


2. celebrate, carouse, roister, caper.
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revel (ˈrɛvəl)
 
vb , (US) -els, -elling, -elled, -els, -eling, -eled
1.  (foll by in) to take pleasure or wallow: to revel in success
2.  to take part in noisy festivities; make merry
 
n
3.  (often plural) an occasion of noisy merrymaking
4.  a less common word for revelry
 
[C14: from Old French reveler to be merry, noisy, from Latin rebellāre to revolt, rebel]
 
'reveller
 
n
 
'revelment
 
n

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revel
c.1300, "riotous merry-making," from O.Fr. revel, from reveler "be disorderly, make merry," from L. rebellare "to rebel" (see rebel). The verb meaning "to feast in a noisy manner" is first recorded early 14c. The meaning "take great pleasure in" first recorded 1754.
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