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English noun: revel

1. revel (act) unrestrained merrymaking


Synonymsrevelry


Broader (hypernym)conviviality, jollification, merrymaking


Narrower (hyponym)bacchanal, bacchanalia, bender, binge, booze-up, bout, bust, carousal, carouse, debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, orgy, riot, saturnalia, tear, toot, whoopee


English verb: revel

1. revel (consumption) take delight in


SamplesHe delights in his granddaughter.


Synonymsdelight, enjoy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)have a ball, have a good time, live it up, wallow


Entailexpend, use

2. revel (social) celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities


SamplesThe members of the wedding party made merry all night.
Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!.


Synonymsjollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, wassail, whoop it up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)celebrate, fete


Narrower (hyponym)carouse, riot, roister









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