V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to entertain and provide amusement; 2. to be a host by providing good food and drink
Synonyms: amuse, delight, treat, entertain, wine-and-dine
Antonyms: bore, starve, sadden
Tips: When someone keeps his or her audience captivated and has talent for entertaining his listeners, he is able to regale. Regale can also be a noun, meaning "a feast," but this usage has become mostly obsolete.
Rachel spares no expense or extravagance when she regales her friends with culinary delights. (delights)
The older gentleman regaled us with tales of his youthful expoits. (entertained, amused)
The puppy regaled the children with her playful barking and jumping. (amused, entertained)
We were regaled with sumptuous food at the dinner party. (delighted, wined-and-dined)
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