regale (one) with (something)

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regale (one) with (something)

1. To provide a great deal of excitement, amusement, or amusement to one with something, especially a story. He's been regaling us with tales of his adventures across Europe. I regaled them with a song-and-dance routine I've been working on for the past couple of weeks.
2. To provide a huge range or amount of food and drink to one; to provide one with a feast. The bosses said they're planning on regaling us all with a huge company dinner as a way of saying thank you for all our hard work over the last few years. The Andersons always make a point of regaling the neighborhood with a massive spread of food at the end of each summer.
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regale someone with something

to present a great deal of something, such as lavish entertainment or fine food, to someone. They regaled their guests with food and music well into the night. The committee was regaled with tales of wrongdoing by the government.
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'There'll be no shooting to- day, I guess.' Then, suddenly lifting up his voice, he regaled us with a few bars of a rollicking song, which abruptly ceasing, he finished the tune with a whistle, and then continued:- 'I say, Mrs.
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He proceeded to the provincial level, and when he came back he regaled us with stories of how he ran with shoes for the first time.
"Was very fortunate to work with him on Under Milk Wood, where he regaled us with stories that made us roar.
He regaled us with tales from his travels, including how the melody for 'Paradise' came about when he was poorly on a tour bus and feeling sorry for himself.
The meeting was opened by the club president Horace Lister, and secretary Wilf Shelton gave out the notices after which resident joker Stan White regaled us with amusing stories.
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"She was in good spirits and regaled us with tales of how this was nothing like the winter of '47, when she'd walk along the tops of the hedges because of the snow drifts - but she was pleased we'd come out.
| I FIRST heard of Rex Makin as a 12-year-old, when my father, a magistrate, regaled us with tales of the super-lawyer's prowess in the courts.
And he regaled us with his questions (about us) and tales (about himself).
At the end of the tour, these two gentlemen posed for photographs and regaled us with stories.
Suffice it to say, Alan responded to questions and criticisms graciously, regaled us with riffs on contemporary literature, and made the book come alive in new ways that even close readers had not recognized.
He always came to see us on Monday nights when we were training, and always regaled us with some wonderful stories.
In true fashion, he regaled us with the former use of our current location, a hospital for leprous women, then assuring us this was a very longtime ago!
When I first arrived on the boat feeling slightly unwell, he mixed up a dry-herb tea that had me restored in a couple of hours and, as dusk approached, he and his first mate regaled us with plaintive folk songs about lost loves.