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
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.
Mr. Trump himself indulged in the suspense of his announcement on Twitter of Wednesday night, teasing Thursday's announcement.
No one appreciates a good book — and a quiet afternoon to indulge — like a busy mom.
Wealthy individuals appear to have had the financial freedom to practice their art and indulge their queerness.
History lovers can also indulge in a stay at the national landmark Hotel del Coronado, built in 1888.
The trick is knowing when to indulge and when to save.
While chocolate is ~*bAe*~ no matter what science says, new research suggests that chocolate eaters can also reap health benefits — besides the pure joy of indulging in the good stuff.
For most, pursuing their entrepreneurial ambitions runs counter to indulging their wanderlust and exploring the world.
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Origin and Etymology of indulge
Latin indulgēre to be complaisant
First Known Use: circa 1623
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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