Regale vs Gregale - What's the difference?
As a verb regale
As a noun gregale is
a strong mediterranean wind blowing from the north-east.
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From (etyl) . Influenced in Old French by se rigoler "amuse oneself, rejoice," of unknown origin.
To please or entertain (someone).
* 26 June 2014 , A.A Dowd, AV Club Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler spoof rom-com clichés in They Came Together [http://www.avclub.com/review/paul-rudd-and-amy-poehler-spoof-rom-com-cliches-th-206220]
To provide hospitality for (someone); to supply with abundant food and drink.
(obsolete) To feast ((on), (with) something).
*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.
(figurative) To entertain with something that delights; to gratify; to refresh.
- You’ve Got Mail is certainly the basic model for the plot, which finds corporate candy shill Joel (Rudd) and indie-sweetshop owner Molly (Poehler) regaling their dinner companions with the very long, digressive story of how they met and fell in love.
- to regale the taste, the eye, or the ear
a strong Mediterranean wind blowing from the north-east
:* 1963': The dog days have ended, the maijstral has ceased to blow. Soon the other wind called '''gregale will bring the gentle rains to solemnize the sowing of our red wheat. — Thomas Pynchon, ''V.