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.

Usage Examples:

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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