Simple Definition of indulge
: to allow (yourself) to have or do something as a special pleasure
: to allow (someone) to have or do something even though it may not be proper, healthy, appropriate, etc.
: to patiently allow (someone) to do or say something
Full Definition of indulge
Examples of indulge
It's my birthday. I'm going to indulge myself and eat whatever I want to eat.
It's my birthday. I'm going to indulge.
Please indulge me while I review the topics we covered yesterday.
The museum is an excellent place to let children indulge their curiosity about dinosaurs.
She bought a house with a big yard so that she could indulge her passion for gardening.
Origin of indulge
Latin indulgēre to be complaisant
First Known Use: circa 1623
Synonym Discussion of indulge
Rhymes with indulge
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