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English noun: revel

1. revel (act) unrestrained merrymaking


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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