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English definition of “indulge”

indulge

verb [I/T]  /ɪnˈdʌldʒ/ us  
to allow yourself or someone else to have something enjoyable: [I] When I get my first paycheck I’m going to indulge in a shopping spree. [T] He indulged his passion for skiing whenever he could.
indulgent
adjective  /ɪnˈdʌl·dʒənt/ us  
He was indulgent to his grandchildren.
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