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indulge meaning

EN[ɪnˈdʌldʒ]
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  • VerbSGindulgesPRindulgingPT, PPindulged
    1. VI (often followed by "in"): To yield to a temptation or desire.
      1. He looked at the chocolate but didn't indulge.
      2. I indulged in drinking on the weekend.
    2. VT To satisfy the wishes or whims of.
      1. Grandma indulges the kids with sweets.
      2. I love to indulge myself with beautiful clothes.
    3. To give way to (a habit or temptation); not to oppose or restrain.
      1. to indulge sloth, pride, selfishness, or inclinations
    4. To grant an extension to the deadline of a payment.
      1. To grant as by favour; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • to indulge sloth, pride, selfishness, or inclinations
          • When you swing a child move it in short to-and-fros at first, and do not indulge in any high or rapid swings until the child is well used to the movement, ...

      Meaning of indulge for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "indulge" is a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Verbs
          • Intransitive verbs
            • Transitive verbs
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