Meaning of “indulge” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “indulge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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indulgeverb [ I/T ]

us /ɪnˈdʌldʒ/

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 us /ɪnˈdʌl·dʒənt/

He was indulgent to his grandchildren.

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In short, the cash receipt criterion makes it more difficult to indulge in that accounting trickery which used to be known euphemistically as 'creative accounting' .
Countries cannot co-exist in a single market with partners who reserve the right to indulge in competitive devaluations to gain short-term advantage over their neighbours.
I do not see eye to eye with him, though, when he claims that we can meanwhile indulge in unbridled enlargement.
To say this is not to take a formalistic approach towards jurisdiction and certainly not to indulge in any sort of legal nitpicking.
Please do not indulge in parliamentary filibustering.
We all know that groups which indulge in sadistic and paedophilic practices mask their activities and hide behind other forms of identity.
Nobody sensible would indulge in it.
In many cases genuine concerns are blown out of proportion as the media indulge in a feeding frenzy, seldom letting the facts get in the way of a good story.
I regret the fact, however, that the text is unable to resist the temptation to indulge in feminist rhetoric and populism, in the guise of supposedly neutral language.
In such a competitive market, airlines have indulged - and still continue to indulge - in extremely attractive but grossly misleading price advertising.

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