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Synonyms for indulge
ɪnˈdʌldʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indulge(verb)

    give free rein to

    "The writer indulged in metaphorical language"

    Synonyms:
    pander, mollycoddle, cosset, luxuriate, spoil, baby, cocker, coddle, featherbed, gratify, pamper

  2. gratify, pander, indulge(verb)

    yield (to); give satisfaction to

    Synonyms:
    pander, mollycoddle, cosset, luxuriate, satisfy, gratify, spoil, procure, baby, cocker, coddle, featherbed, pimp, pamper

  3. indulge, luxuriate(verb)

    enjoy to excess

    "She indulges in ice cream"

    Synonyms:
    pander, mollycoddle, cosset, luxuriate, spoil, wanton, baby, cocker, coddle, featherbed, gratify, pamper

  4. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge(verb)

    treat with excessive indulgence

    "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

    Synonyms:
    pamper, frustrate, scotch, botch, bilk, baby, itch, bungle, muck up, impair, mishandle, bumble, plunder, gratify, botch up, foil, blow, go bad, flub, fumble, vitiate, rape, thwart, ball up, featherbed, bollocks up, bollocks, screw up, baffle, mess up, luxuriate, despoil, deflower, louse up, bollix, mar, muff, violate, pander, cocker, foul up, cross, fluff, mollycoddle, bobble, coddle, bollix up, cosset, spoil, corrupt, bodge

Wiktionary

  1. indulge(verb)

    , : To yield to a temptation or desire.

    Synonyms:
    spoil, coddle, cosset, pamper

  2. indulge(verb)

    To satisfy the wishes or whims of.

    Synonyms:
    coddle, pamper, spoil, cosset

  3. indulge(verb)

    To grant an extension to the deadline of a payment.

    Synonyms:
    spoil, cosset, pamper, coddle

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. indulge

    Synonyms:
    spoil, pamper, humor, gratify, cherish, bask, revel, grovel, foster, favor, allow

    Antonyms:
    thwart, deny, contradict, disappoint, discard, abjure, counteract, renounce, mortify, discipline

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. indulge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    gratify, favor, humor, cherish, pamper, COCKER, give free scope to, give a loose rein to, give way to, give one's self up to

  2. indulge(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    allow, permit, suffer

  3. indulge(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    indulge one's self

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. indulge(v)

    Synonyms:
    satisfy, gratify, luxuriate, humor, pamper, cocker, grant, allow, permit

    Antonyms:
    mortify, deny, suppress, restrain

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How to use indulge in a sentence?

  1. Anthony Weiner:

    I think it's pretty outrageous, i think the idea to take someone who's served in government for 20 years and impugn her in that way is outrageous. I mean he wants to make me a campaign issue. I'm not going to indulge that.

  2. Wang Zhimin:

    If we indulge crimes and breaches of the law, even whitewash, exonerate or give them support, that would be a blatant challenge to the rule of law in Hong Kong, which will eventually hurt the interest of all the Hong Kong people, hence, the central government firmly supports Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the Special Administrative Region government continue to govern effectively and actively make a difference in accordance with the law, firmly supports Hong Kong Police to do their duties in accordance with the law.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    No one can/will insinuate himself/herself into someone else's destiny i.e. no matter how smart/sharp you think you are, you can't/won't manipulate your destiny. Moreover, that signifies until you engage and indulge in your God-given destiny, life is likely not to augur well with you. Therefore, endeavour at all cost to discover and fulfill your God-given destiny.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Death is unavoidable, unimpeachably (beyond doubt and criticism). In fact, you can manipulate and escape every other fact of life except death itself. Besides that, every other fact of life has a solution excluding death. Oh! yes, you will surely die someday, sometime, somehow and somewhere. Thus, engage and indulge yourself in doing only something or things that can outlive you and speak for you perpetually after your demise. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Francis Bacon:

    For those who intend to discover and to understand, not to indulge in conjectures and soothsaying, and rather than contrive imitation and fabulous worlds plan to look deep into the nature of the real world and to dissect it -- for them everything must be sought in things themselves.


Translations for indulge

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  • تنغمسArabic
  • nachgeben, hätscheln, erliegen, verwöhnen, frönenGerman
  • του κάνω όλα τα χατήρια, ενδίδω, καλομαθαίνω, υποκύπτω, κακομαθαίνωGreek
  • indulgi, dorloti, cedi alEsperanto
  • consentir, sucumbir, ceder, mimar, complacerSpanish
  • maksuaika, hemmotella, langeta, sortuaFinnish
  • succomber, choyer, dorloter, céder, gâterFrench
  • consentir, permitir, sucumbirGalician
  • סיפקHebrew
  • लिप्तHindi
  • elkényeztet, elcsábulHungarian
  • להתמכרHebrew
  • 甘やかすJapanese
  • indulgereLatin
  • uitstel van betaling toestaan, verwennen, in de watten leggen, toegeven, zwichten (voor de verleiding), koesterenDutch
  • răsfățaRomanian
  • потакать, потворствовать, ублажать, баловать, отсрочить, попустительствоватьRussian
  • unnaSwedish
  • ஈடுபடுத்திTamil
  • ดื่มด่ำThai

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