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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Example sentences
As hundreds of people reveled below them in the garden, they stayed up in the
  rectory, surrounded by a few friends.
He fathered a tabloid culture on three continents that reveled in the kind of
  news that could produce screaming headlines.
She reveled theatrically in her madness, and was not above using her shocking
  mood swings to manipulate her friends and family.
The school's early students reveled in their decrepit surroundings.
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