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English definition of “indulge”

indulge

verb     /ɪnˈdʌldʒ/
YOURSELF [I, T] to let yourself do or have something that you enjoy but that may be bad for you: They indulged in a bit of gossip . [often reflexive] Go on, indulge yourself! Have another chocolate .Taking pleasure in something
SOMEONE ELSE [T] to let someone do or have anything they want : Their children are dreadfully indulged.Treating someone well
(Definition of indulge verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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