indulge definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To produce on desires and whims of, specially to an excessive degree; humor.
    • To yield to; gratify: indulge a craving for chocolate.
    • to permit (oneself) unrestrained satisfaction: indulged by herself with idle daydreams. See Synonyms at pamper.
    • Roman Catholic Church To give an ecclesiastical indulgence or dispensation to.
    • becoming complacent toward; to give way to; never to oppose or restrain.
    • to give free course to; to offer your self around;
    • to yield to the need of; to gratify by compliance; to laughter; to withhold restraint from
    • To grant as by benefit; to bestow in concession, or in conformity with a wish or request.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To indulge yourself: eyed the sweets but didn't indulge.
    • to activate or take component, specially freely or avidly: indulged in extravagant behavior; indulged in every the most recent fads.
    • To indulge your self; to gratify a person's tastes or desires; esp., to provide an individual's self up (to); to practice a forbidden or dubious act without restraint; -- accompanied by in, but formerly, also, by to.
  • verb:
    • : To produce to a temptation or desire.
    • To satisfy the wishes or whims of.
    • To grant an extension towards deadline of a payment.
    • yield (to); offer pleasure to
    • enjoy to excess
    • treat with extortionate indulgence
    • give no-cost rein to
  • others:
    • becoming kind or complaisant to; yield on desire or humor of; gratify by conformity; keep from restraining; humor: as, to indulge a kid.
    • To grant, as a favor; bestow in conformity with need or petition; accord.
    • to offer method to; provide no-cost training course to: since, to indulge a propensity or a passion.
    • Synonyms Humor, an such like. (see gratify); favor, pamper.
    • To gratify a person's self freely; provide free course into satisfaction of your desires or appetites: followed by in before the object of desire, etc.: as, to indulge in using cigarette.
    • To produce; give way: with to.

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