Relish Rel"ish (r?l"?sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Relished} (-?sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Relishing}.] [Of. relechier to lick or taste anew; pref. re- re-+ lechier to lick, F. l?cher. See {Lecher}, {Lick}.] 1. To taste or eat with pleasure; to like the flavor of; to partake of with gratification; hence, to enjoy; to be pleased with or gratified by; to experience pleasure from; as, to relish food. [1913 Webster]

Now I begin to relish thy advice. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He knows how to prize his advantages, and to relish the honors which he enjoys. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

2. To give a relish to; to cause to taste agreeably. [1913 Webster]

A savory bit that served to relish wine. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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