indulge ( 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.
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
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
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