Standing onstage while the audience applauds your fantastic performance is an example of to bask in the appreciation.
Sitting outside on a warm sunny day is an example of to bask in the sunshine.
To bask in someone's favor.
To bask in the sun.
I basked in her love.
To bask in someone's favour.
Origin of bask
- Middle English basken
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old Norse baðask (“to take a bath; literally to bathe oneself, with the suffix -sk representing Old Norse sik (oneself)”).