indulge


indulge
01. My wife loves to [indulge] in a nice glass of red wine on Fridays after work.
02. Our new spa lets you [indulge] yourself at a reasonable price.
03. His CD collection is his one [indulgence] that he spends a lot of money on.
04. His girlfriend is too [indulgent] of his bad habits.
05. The teacher smiled [indulgently] at the children as they fought over the game.
06. She [indulges] her boyfriend in his love of hockey, but she doesn't really enjoy the game herself.
07. Someone once suggested that more than any other country in Western Europe, Britain remains a nation where a traveler has to think twice before [indulging] in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
08. We decided to [indulge] ourselves in a dinner at a fancy restaurant, with champagne and everything to celebrate our anniversary.
09. With our weight-loss pills you can [indulge] yourself in the foods you love without putting on any unwanted pounds.
10. He [indulged] his love of nature on a six-day kayaking excursion off the coast of British Columbia.
11. The children are certainly materially [indulged] by their parents, who give them everything they want, but they are emotionally deprived because they never see their mom or dad.
12. My wife's only [indulgences] are her love of coffee and her occasional visit to the spa.
13. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that our wishes are like little children; the more you [indulge] them, the more they want from you.
14. A Harvard study of college drinking showed that more than 40 percent of students [indulge] in binge drinking, which is defined as consuming five drinks at one sitting by men or four drinks by women.
15. I always like to [indulge] myself in a long, hot bath after a day spent hiking in the woods.
16. Dale Carnegie once suggested that criticism of others is futile and if you [indulge] in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
17. Goethe once observed, "It is only necessary to grow old to become more charitable and even [indulgent]. I see no fault committed by others that I have not committed myself."

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  • Indulge — In*dulge , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indulged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Indulging}.] [L. indulgere to be kind or tender to one; cf. OIr. dilgud, equiv. to L. remissio, OIr. dligeth, equiv. to L. lex, Goth. dulgs debt.] [1913 Webster] 1. To be complacent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indulge — [in dulj′] vt. indulged, indulging [L indulgere, to be kind to, yield to < in + base prob. akin to Gr dolichos, long & Goth tulgus, firm] 1. to yield to or satisfy (a desire); give oneself up to [to indulge a craving for sweets] 2. to gratify… …   English World dictionary

  • Indulge — In*dulge , v. i. To indulge one s self; to gratify one s tastes or desires; esp., to give one s self up (to); to practice a forbidden or questionable act without restraint; followed by in, but formerly, also, by to. Willing to indulge in easy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indulge — indulge, pamper, humor, spoil, baby, mollycoddle mean to show undue favor or attention to a person or his desires. Indulge implies weakness or compliance in gratifying another s wishes or desires, especially those which have no claim to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • indulge — [v1] treat oneself or another to allow, baby, cater, coddle, cosset, delight, entertain, favor, foster, give in, give rein to*, go along, go easy on*, gratify, humor, mollycoddle*, nourish, oblige, pamper, pander, pet, please, regale, satiate,… …   New thesaurus

  • indulge — ► VERB 1) (indulge in) allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of. 2) satisfy or yield freely to (a desire or interest). 3) allow (someone) to do or have something. DERIVATIVES indulger noun. ORIGIN Latin indulgere give free rein to …   English terms dictionary

  • indulge — index bestow, enable, foster, furnish, give (grant), grant (concede), let (p …   Law dictionary

  • indulge — (v.) 1630s, to grant as a favor; 1650s, of both persons and desires, to treat with unearned favor; a back formation from INDULGENCE (Cf. indulgence), or else from L. indulgere to be complaisant. Related: Indulged; indulging …   Etymology dictionary

  • indulge */ — UK [ɪnˈdʌldʒ] / US verb Word forms indulge : present tense I/you/we/they indulge he/she/it indulges present participle indulging past tense indulged past participle indulged 1) [intransitive/transitive] to allow yourself to have or do something… …   English dictionary

  • indulge — in|dulge [ ın dʌldʒ ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to allow yourself to have or do something that you enjoy: indulge in: an opportunity to indulge in leisure activities like reading indulge yourself (in something): Indulge yourself come …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English