indulge meaning, indulge definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( indulges    3rd person present)   ( indulging    present participle)   ( indulged    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you indulgein something or if you indulgeyourself, you allow yourself to have or do something that you know you will enjoy.  
Only rarely will she indulge in a glass of wine...      V in n  
He returned to Britain so that he could indulge his passion for football...      V n  
You can indulge yourself without spending a fortune.      V pron-refl, Also V  
2       verb   If you indulge someone, you let them have or do what they want, even if this is not good for them.   (=spoil)  
He did not agree with indulging children.      V n  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


1    cater to, feed, give way to, gratify, pander to, regale, satiate, satisfy, treat oneself to, yield to  
2      (with)       in   bask in, give free rein to, give oneself up to, luxuriate in, revel in, wallow in  
3    baby, coddle, cosset, favour, fawn on, foster, give in to, go along with, humour, mollycoddle, pamper, pet, spoil  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

! indulge in horseplay n.

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