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indulge (v.)

formerly also endulge, 1630s, "to grant as a favor;" 1650s, "to treat with unearned favor" (in reference both to persons and desires), a back-formation from indulgence (q.v.), or directly from Latin indulgere "be complaisant, be indulgent, yield; give oneself up to." Related: Indulged; indulging; indulgingly.

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Definitions of indulge

indulge (v.)
give free rein to;
The writer indulged in metaphorical language
indulge (v.)
yield (to); give satisfaction to;
Synonyms: gratify / pander
indulge (v.)
enjoy to excess;
She indulges in ice cream
Synonyms: luxuriate
indulge (v.)
treat with excessive indulgence;
Synonyms: pamper / featherbed / cosset / cocker / baby / coddle / mollycoddle / spoil
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