He pampered his ambition for wealth and fame.
An example of pamper is when you spoil your child and cater to his or her every whim and need.
Pampered their child.
To pamper a child.
Origin of pamper
- Middle English pamperen probably of Low German origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English pamperen (“to cram with food"), from Middle Dutch *pamperen (“to cram with food"), frequentative of *pampen (“to stuff"), from Proto-Germanic *pamp- (“to swell"), from Proto-Indo-European *bamb- (“round object"), equivalent to pamp +"Ž -er. Cognate with Middle Low German pampen (“to stuff oneself"), German dialectal pampfen (“to cram"), Danish dialectal pampe (“to boast, brag").