regale

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From French régale, from Latin rēgāle, from rēgālis

Noun[edit]

regale (plural regales)

  1. A feast, meal.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Spanish regalar.

Verb[edit]

regale (third-person singular simple present regales, present participle regaling, simple past and past participle regaled)

  1. (transitive) To please or entertain (someone). [from 17th c.]
  2. (transitive) To provide hospitality for (someone); to supply with abundant food and drink. [from 17th c.]
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To feast (on, with something). [17th-19th c.]
    • 1723, Charles Walker, Memoirs of Sally Salisbury, V:
      she hardly lets a Week pass without making the Lady Abbess and her Nuns a Visit, to regale with a Cup of burnt Brandy.
  4. (figuratively) To entertain with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh.
    to regale the taste, the eye, or the ear
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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

regale m, f (masculine and feminine plural regali)

  1. royal
  2. regal

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rēgāle

  1. nominative neuter singular of rēgālis
  2. accusative neuter singular of rēgālis
  3. vocative neuter singular of rēgālis

Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

regale m

  1. locative singular of regał
  2. vocative singular of regał

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

regale

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of regalar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of regalar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of regalar.