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indulge ɪnˈdʌldʒ/


1. allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of.

e.g. "we indulged in a cream tea"

synonyms: wallow in, give oneself up to, give way to, yield to, abandon oneself to, give rein to, give free rein to

2. allow (someone) to enjoy something desired.

e.g. "a luxury service used to indulge the chief executive"

synonyms: pamper, spoil, overindulge, coddle, mollycoddle, cosset, nanny, nursemaid, mother, baby, pet, spoon-feed, feather-bed, wrap in cotton wool, overparent

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