- IPA: /ɪnˈdʌldʒ/
indulge (indulges, present participle indulging; past and past participle indulged)
- (intransitive, often followed by "in"): To yield to a temptation or desire.
- He looked at the chocolate but didn't indulge.
- I indulged in drinking on the weekend.
- (transitive) To satisfy the wishes or whims of.
- Grandma indulges the kids with sweets.
- I love to indulge myself with beautiful clothes.
- Hope in another life implies that we indulge ourselves in the gratifications of this very sparingly.
- To give way to (a habit or temptation); not to oppose or restrain.
- to indulge sloth, pride, selfishness, or inclinations
- To grant an extension to the deadline of a payment.
- To grant as by favour; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request.
- persuading us that something must be indulged to public manners
- 1728, [Alexander Pope], “(
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- French: céder, succomber à la tentation
- German: nachgeben, erliegen
- Portuguese: ceder, sucumbir
- Russian: придаваться
- Spanish: ceder, sucumbir
- French: dorloter, gâter, choyer
- German: frönen, hätscheln, verwöhnen
- Portuguese: mimar
- Russian: потака́ть
- Spanish: mimar, consentir
- Russian: отсро́чить