Definition of indulge
Examples of indulge in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of indulge from the Web
Making jokes about Americans has been endorsed and indulged by the British literary and political classes for over 200 years now.
So bless the folks at BB’s for allowing me to indulge in a solid chunk of the menu without breaking the bank.
VISIT Sephora isn’t just a store for indulging your makeup obsession.
But instead of indulging in the nostalgic fun, people began commenting on the photo calling him Judas.
Men also can indulge in some light ruffles down the front of their tank tops.
And delightfully, the script indulges its audience through meta commentary from time to time.
Elsewhere, Putin is shown indulging his now-familiar passion for playing ice hockey, and flexing his muscles on an exercise machine.
Almost every president since has similarly indulged, up to Obama’s decision to dispatch Jake Sullivan and William Burns to feel out an opening with Iran that laid the groundwork for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
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Origin and Etymology of indulge
Latin indulgēre to be complaisant
First Known Use: circa 1623See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of indulge
INDULGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indulge for English Language Learners
: 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
INDULGE Defined for Kids
Definition of indulge for Students
1 : to give in to the desires of Grandparents often indulge their grandchildren.
2 : to give in to a desire for something For my birthday, I indulged in a day off.
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