HyperDic: indulge

English > 4 senses of the word indulge:
VERBsocialindulgegive free rein to
consumptionindulge, gratify, panderyield (to)
consumptionindulge, luxuriateenjoy / enjoy / enjoy to excess
socialindulge, pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoiltreat with excessive indulgence
indulge > pronunciation
Soundsihndah'ljh
Rhymesbulge ... divulge: 3 rhymes with ahljh...
English > indulge: 4 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningGive free rein to.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"The writer indulged in metaphorical language"
Narrowerwallowdevote oneself entirely / entirely to something
Spanishabandonarse a algo
Nounsindulgencethe act of indulging or gratifying a desire
English > indulge: 4 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningYield (to) ; give satisfaction to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelSam cannot indulge Sue
Synonymsgratify, pander
Narrowerhumor, humourput into a good mood
sow one's oats, sow one's wild oatsLive promiscuously and self-indulgently
spreeEngage without restraint in an activity and indulge, as when shopping
Broaderprovide, supply, ply, caterGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
Spanishcomplacer, consentir, satisfacer, sucumbir
Nounsindulgencea disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
indulgingthe act of indulging or gratifying a desire
English > indulge: 4 senses > verb 3, consumption
Meaningenjoy / enjoy / enjoy to excess.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey indulge themselves
Example"She indulges in ice cream"
Synonymluxuriate
Narrowersurfeitindulge (one's appetite) to satiety
Broaderconsume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe outuse up (resources or materials)
Nounsindulgencean inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
English > indulge: 4 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningtreat with excessive indulgence.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymspamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil
Broadertreat, handle, do byinteract in a certain way
Spanishconsentir, malcriar, mimar
Catalanamanyagar, amoixar, contemplar
Nounsindulgence, indulgingthe act of indulging or gratifying a desire

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