When you get everyone to start laughing hysterically at your stories, this is an example of a situation where you regale people with your stories.
- to entertain by providing a splendid feast
- to delight with something pleasing or amusing
Origin of regaleFrench régaler ; from the noun
- a feast
- a choice food; delicacy
Origin of regaleFr régal, earlier régale < ré- (see re-) + OFr gale, joy, pleasure (see gallant)
verbre·galed, re·gal·ing, re·gales
- To provide with great enjoyment; entertain. See Synonyms at amuse.
- To entertain sumptuously with food and drink; provide a feast for.
- A great feast.
- A choice food; a delicacy.
Origin of regaleFrench régaler, from Old French regal, feast, from gale (influenced by se rigoler, to amuse oneself), from galer, to make merry.
(third-person singular simple present regales, present participle regaling, simple past and past participle regaled)
From Spanish regalar.