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indulge

verb

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 of indulge cater (to), gratify, humor Words Related to indulge bask, luxuriate, revel, wallow; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil; delight, please, pleasure; sate, satiate, satisfy Near Antonyms of indulge 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 of indulge deliver, give up, abandon, surrender, yieldWords Related to indulge overdo, overindulge; bask, luxuriate, revel, roll, wallowNear Antonyms of indulge abstain (from), eschew, forbear, forgo (also forego), refrain (from); check, inhibit, restrainAntonyms of indulge deny

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



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