You may have heard it said that the fastest way to a person’s heart is through his stomach. So, if you need to please or impress someone, regale them — that is, treat them to lavish food and drink.

While food is reliable way to regale someone, regale can also involve providing forms of entertainment such as music or storytelling. Regale is akin to the word gala, meaning “a festive party,” and gallant, which can mean “spirited and adventurous” (though gallant can also mean “noble and brave”). If you regale someone with a gala attended by partygoers who are gallant, in either sense of the word, everyone should have a pretty good time.

Definitions of regale

v provide with choice or abundant food or drink

provide with a gift or entertainment
treat to wine
subject to the influence of alcohol
feast, feed
Type of:
cater, ply, provide, supply
give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

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