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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 ​shoppingspree. [T] He indulged his ​passion for ​skiingwhenever he could.
indulgent
adjective  us   /ɪnˈdʌl·dʒənt/
He was indulgent to his ​grandchildren.
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indulgeverb

uk   us   /ɪnˈdʌldʒ/
C2 [I or T] to ​allow yourself or another ​person to have something ​enjoyable, ​especially more than is good for you: The ​soccerfans indulged ​theirpatriotism, ​wavingflags and ​singingsongs. I ​lovechampagne but I don't often indulge myself. We took a ​deliberatedecision to indulge in a little ​nostalgia. [T] to give someone anything they ​want and not to ​mind if they ​behavebadly: My ​aunt indulges the ​childrendreadfully.
(Definition of indulge from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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