Indulge Definition

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To yield to or satisfy (a desire); give oneself up to.
To indulge a craving for sweets.
Webster's New World
To gratify the wishes of; be very lenient with; humor.
Webster's New World
To yield to the desires or whims of (someone), often excessively.
We indulged our daughter on her birthday.
American Heritage
To give way to one's own desires; indulge oneself (in something)
Webster's New World
To grant as a kindness, favor, or privilege.
Webster's New World

Origin of Indulge

  • Latin indulgēre dlegh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin indulgeō (“I indulge”).

    From Wiktionary


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