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in·dulge

 (ĭn-dŭlj′)
v. in·dulged, in·dulg·ing, in·dulg·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To yield to (a desire or whim); gratify: indulge a craving for chocolate.
b. To yield to the desires or whims of (someone), often excessively: We indulged our daughter on her birthday. See Synonyms at pamper.
2. Roman Catholic Church To grant an ecclesiastical indulgence or dispensation to.
v.intr.
1. To indulge oneself: eyed the desserts but didn't indulge.
2. To engage or take part, especially freely or avidly: indulged in outrageous behavior; indulged in all the latest fads.

[Latin indulgēre; see dlegh- in Indo-European roots.]

in·dulg′er n.

indulge

(ɪnˈdʌldʒ)
vb
1. (when: intr, often foll by in) to yield to or gratify (a whim or desire for): to indulge a desire for new clothes; to indulge in new clothes.
2. (tr) to yield to the wishes of; pamper: to indulge a child.
3. (tr) to allow oneself the pleasure of something: at Christmas he liked to indulge himself.
4. (Commerce) (tr) commerce to allow (a debtor) an extension of time for payment of (a bill, etc)
5. (intr) informal to take alcoholic drink, esp to excess
[C17: from Latin indulgēre to concede, from -dulgēre, probably related to Greek dolikhos long, Gothic tulgus firm]
inˈdulger n
inˈdulgingly adv

in•dulge

(ɪnˈdʌldʒ)

v. -dulged, -dulg•ing. v.t.
1. to yield to or gratify (desires, feelings, etc.).
2. to yield to the wishes or whims of; be lenient or permissive with.
3. to allow to follow one's will or inclination: to indulge oneself in reckless spending.
v.i.
4. to yield to an inclination or desire; indulge oneself (often fol. by in): indulged in a bit of humor.
[1630–40; < Latin indulgēre to be lenient (toward), accede]
in•dulg′er, n.
in•dulg′ing•ly, adv.

indulge


Past participle: indulged
Gerund: indulging

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am indulging
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Present Perfect
I have indulged
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Past Continuous
I was indulging
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Past Perfect
I had indulged
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Future
I will indulge
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Future Perfect
I will have indulged
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Future Continuous
I will be indulging
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would indulge
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.indulge - give free rein to; "The writer indulged in metaphorical language"
wallow - devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure; "Wallow in luxury"; "wallow in your sorrows"
2.indulge - yield (to); give satisfaction to
humor, humour - put into a good mood
spree - engage without restraint in an activity and indulge, as when shopping
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
sow one's oats, sow one's wild oats - live promiscuously and self-indulgently
3.indulge - enjoy to excess; "She indulges in ice cream"
deplete, use up, wipe out, eat up, exhaust, run through, eat, consume - use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
surfeit - indulge (one's appetite) to satiety
4.indulge - treat with excessive indulgenceindulge - treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
do by, treat, handle - interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently"

indulge

verb
1. gratify, satisfy, fulfil, feed, give way to, yield to, cater to, pander to, regale, gladden, satiate His success has let him indulge his love of expensive cars.
2. spoil, pamper, cosset, baby, favour, humour, give in to, coddle, spoon-feed, mollycoddle, fawn on, overindulge He did not agree with indulging children.
indulge yourself treat yourself, splash out, spoil yourself, luxuriate in something, overindulge yourself You can indulge yourself without spending a fortune.

indulge

verb
1. To comply with the wishes or ideas of (another):
2. To treat with indulgence and often overtender care:
3. To grant or have what is demanded by (a need or desire):
4. To take extravagant pleasure:
5. To involve oneself in (an activity):
Idiom: take part.
Translations
يُدَلِّل، يَتَساهَل معيَنْغَمِسُ في المَلذات
oddávat sepovyrazit serozmazlovat
forkæleforvænnegive efter for
megenged
láta eftir, dekra viîláta undan, láta eftirleyfa sér
duoti valiąleisti sau malonumąnuolaidžiaujantispataikavimastenkinti
atļautiesizdabātļaut vaļunodotiessagādāt prieku
zabaviť sa
razvajati se
canının istediğini yapmakkendini vermekmüsamaha etmekşımartmak

indulge

[ɪnˈdʌldʒ]
A. VT (= give in to) [+ desire, appetite] → satisfacer; [+ whim] → consentir; [+ person] → complacer; (= spoil) [+ child] → mimar, consentir
to indulge o.sdarse un gusto
go on, indulge yourself!venga, ¡date ese gustazo or capricho!
B. VI to indulge inpermitirse
everyone indulges in fattening foods once in a whiletodo el mundo se permite comer cosas que engordan de vez en cuando
he is indulging in fantasy/speculationse está dejando llevar por la fantasía/especulación

indulge

[ɪnˈdʌldʒ]
vt
(= spoil) [+ person] → gâter
[+ passion, whim] → céder à, satisfaire
to indulge o.s. → se faire plaisir
vi
to indulge in sth [+ treat, luxury] → se permettre qch; [+ pastime, passion] → s'adonner à qch

indulge

vt
appetite, desires etc, personnachgeben (+dat); (= overindulge) childrenverwöhnen, verhätscheln; one’s imaginationfrönen (+dat); he indulges her every whimer erfüllt ihr jeden Wunsch; to indulge oneself in somethingsich (dat)etw gönnen, in etw (dat)schwelgen; she indulged herself with a glass of winesie gönnte sich (dat)ein Glas Wein; go on, indulge yourself!nun komm schon, gönn dir mal was (inf)
debtorZahlungsaufschub gewähren (+dat)
vi to indulge in somethingsich (dat)etw gönnen or genehmigen (inf); in vice, drink, daydreamseiner Sache (dat)frönen, sich einer Sache (dat)hingeben; to indulge in something to excessetw bis zum Exzess treiben; dessert came, but I didn’t indulge (inf)der Nachtisch kam, aber ich konnte mich beherrschen; I don’t indulgeich trinke/rauche etc nicht; we don’t indulge in such underhand tacticswir geben uns mit solchen hinterhältigen Taktiken nicht ab

indulge

[ɪnˈdʌldʒ] vt (give into, desire, appetite) → soddisfare, appagare; (person) → assecondare (i desideri di), accontentare; (spoil, child) → viziare
why not indulge yourself and have an ice-cream? → dai, concediti un gelato
indulge in vi + prep (activity) → darsi a; (emotion) → lasciarsi andare a; (chocolate, sweets) → concedersi

indulge

(inˈdaldʒ) verb
1. to allow (a person) to do or have what he wishes. You shouldn't indulge that child.
2. to follow (a wish, interest etc). He indulges his love of food by dining at expensive restaurants.
3. to allow (oneself) a luxury etc. Life would be very dull if we never indulged (ourselves).
inˈdulgence noun
inˈdulgent adjective
willing to allow people to do or have what they wish (often to too great an extent). an indulgent parent.
indulge in
to give way to (an inclination, emotion etc). She indulged in tears / in a fit of temper.
References in classic literature ?
Aunt Lydia must feel very desolate, poor thing; but she shall be indulged as much as she indulges her fat Fido.
The moment I enter the room, she nudges her next neighbour and indulges in a half-suppressed laugh.
And then began one of those performances of humming, and whizzing, and restless banging about, such as a beetle indulges in when it has decided on flying, but hasn't quite made up its mind which way to go.
I was deeply interested in the little family history which he detailed to me with all that candor which a Frenchman indulges whenever mere self is his theme.
Mary's declaration was, "I hate sending the children to the Great House, though their grandmamma is always wanting to see them, for she humours and indulges them to such a degree, and gives them so much trash and sweet things, that they are sure to come back sick and cross for the rest of the day.
The Countess now occupies the stage alone, and indulges in a soliloquy which develops her character.
If the hunter has a taste for mud-turtles, muskrats, and other such savage tidbits, the fine lady indulges a taste for jelly made of a calf's foot, or for sardines from over the sea, and they are even.
Who indulges more recklessly in glowing exaggerations than the lover who hopes, and has not yet obtained He will, like the nightingale, sing with unceasing modulations, display all his talent, untiringly repeat his sweetest notes, until he has what he wants, when his song, like the nightingale's, immediately ceases, never again to be heard.
For are there not ill-ordered States in which the citizens are forbidden under pain of death to alter the constitution; and yet he who most sweetly courts those who live under this regime and indulges them and fawns upon them and is skilful in anticipating and gratifying their humours is held to be a great and good statesman-- do not these States resemble the persons whom I was describing?
Overseers will sometimes indulge in a witty word, even with the slaves; not so with Mr.
And she leaned back in the corner, to indulge her murmurs, or to reason them away; probably a little of both such being the commonest process of a not illdisposed mind.