• Indulge


    • IPA: /ɪnˈdʌldʒ/


    From the Latin indulgeō ("I indulge").

    Full definition of indulge


    1. (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.
    2. (transitive) To satisfy the wishes or whims of.Grandma indulges the kids with sweets.I love to indulge myself with beautiful clothes.
      • AtterburyHope in another life implies that we indulge ourselves in the gratifications of this very sparingly.
    3. To give way to (a habit or temptation); not to oppose or restrain.to indulge sloth, pride, selfishness, or inclinations
    4. To grant an extension to the deadline of a payment.
    5. To grant as by favour; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request.
      • Jeremy Taylorpersuading us that something must be indulged to public manners
      • Alexander PopeYet, yet a moment, one dim ray of light
        Indulge, dread Chaos, and eternal Night!


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