Synonyms and Antonyms of indulge

  1. 1 to give in to (a desire) the grandparents indulged the child's wishes to an extent that they never did with their own children Synonyms cater (to), gratify, humor Related Words bask, luxuriate, revel, wallow; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil; delight, please, pleasure; sate, satiate, satisfy Near Antonyms bridle, check, constrain, curb, inhibit, restrain, stifle

  2. 2 to give (oneself) over to something especially unrestrainedly conventioneers who were obviously eager to indulge themselves in all of the vices that Las Vegas might offer Synonyms deliver, give up, abandon, surrender, yieldRelated Words overdo, overindulge; bask, luxuriate, revel, roll, wallowNear Antonyms abstain (from), eschew, forbear, forgo (also forego), refrain (from); check, inhibit, restrainAntonyms deny

  3. 3 to treat with great or excessive care you indulge those grandkids in ways you never did with your own kids Synonyms cocker, coddle, cosset, dandle, baby, mollycoddle, nurse, pamper, spoil, wet-nurseRelated Words cater (to), humor; content, delight, gladden, gratify, mother, oblige, please, satisfy; appease, mollify, pacify, placate, sootheNear Antonyms control, discipline, restrain; oppress; neglect, overlook, slight; molest, outrage, violate; harass, harm, hurt, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture, victimizeAntonyms abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, manhandle, mishandle, mistreat, misuse

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