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v. in·dulged, in·dulg·ing, in·dulg·es
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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indulging - the act of indulging or gratifying a desireindulging - the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
intemperateness, self-indulgence, intemperance - excess in action and immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites, especially in passion or indulgence; "the intemperance of their language"
gratification - the act or an instance of satisfying
overindulgence, excess - excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"
binge, orgy, splurge - any act of immoderate indulgence; "an orgy of shopping"; "an emotional binge"; "a splurge of spending"
References in classic literature ?
In indulging and pitying lay ever my greatest danger; and all human hubbub wisheth to be indulged and tolerated.
But he only replied that I had been the betrayer in the case, by indulging in various amours.
It is also absurd for those who promote a community of children to forbid those who love each other from indulging themselves in the last excesses of that passion, while they do not restrain them from the passion itself, or those intercourses which are of all things most improper, between a Father and a son, a brother and a brother, and indeed the thing itself is most absurd.
The United States should refrain itself from indulging in this politics of throwing dirt of own failures on others.
Jaipur Rajasthan BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja has courted controversy over his statement on cow smuggling, wherein he has warned those indulging in cow smuggling of imminent death.
Summary: Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], November 10 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy on Friday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of indulging in 'minority politics' in the state.
It really is all about indulging, anywhere from chocolates to facials, to something beautiful for your house," Englert said.
RAWALPINDI -- The City Traffic police in its efforts to discourage youngsters from indulging in the thrilling deadly game of One Wheeling Tuesday carried out a grand operation against motorcyclists and arrested 107 accused and registered cases against them.
Over 60 per cent of our budget goes to salaries of the employees," he disclosed and added that they hardly had anything for development and the "question of indulging in rampant corruption is something cannot be imagined as alleged by our Governor.
Summary: A jobless Uzbek woman, 30, was sentenced to six months in jail on Thursday by the Court of First Instance for indulging in prostitution.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Premier Nouri al-Maliki called in an expanded meeting with senior officials, military commanders, governors, heads of provincial councils, and security personnel to heed "plans of terrorists and killers", warning the military and security leaders "from indulging in political strife".
A girl of 17 saw him in undergrowth at a field near Penymaes, Holywell, indulging in similar acts.