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Synonyms for indulge

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Wiktionary1.3 / 3 votes

  1. indulgeverb

    , : To yield to a temptation or desire.

    spoil, coddle, cosset, pamper

  2. indulgeverb

    To satisfy the wishes or whims of.

    coddle, pamper, spoil, cosset

  3. indulgeverb

    To grant an extension to the deadline of a payment.

    spoil, cosset, pamper, coddle

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.8 / 6 votes

  1. indulge

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

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

Princeton's WordNet1.5 / 2 votes

  1. indulgeverb

    give free rein to

    "The writer indulged in metaphorical language"

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

  2. gratify, pander, indulgeverb

    yield (to); give satisfaction to

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

  3. indulge, luxuriateverb

    enjoy to excess

    "She indulges in ice cream"

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

  4. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulgeverb

    treat with excessive indulgence

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

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 4 votes

  1. indulgeverb

    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. indulgeverb

    allow, permit, suffer

  3. indulgeverb

    indulge one's self

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.3 / 3 votes

  1. indulgeverb

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

    mortify, deny, suppress, restrain

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How to use indulge in a sentence?

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed there is no winter and no night all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish,-all duties even.

  2. Little Caesars spokesperson Tina Taylor:

    Nutrition wise, compared to other pizzas or fast food items in the market, it's really not astronomical -- if you're going to indulge, this pizza is definitely worth it.

  3. Laila Tabatabai:

    If you’re going to indulge, especially around the holidays, make it something you’re really going to enjoy and that is really going to be worth it two hours later, there are going to be sweets everywhere, so why blow your calories on something that’s not all that special?

  4. Walter Savage Landor:

    We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind, since by doing it we make bad men believe they are no worse than others, and we teach the good that they are good in vain.

  5. Patrick Henry:

    It is natural for a man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut out eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms into beasts.

Translations for indulge

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  • تنغمسArabic
  • nachgeben, frönen, verwöhnen, hätscheln, erliegenGerman
  • του κάνω όλα τα χατήρια, καλομαθαίνω, κακομαθαίνω, υποκύπτω, ενδίδωGreek
  • indulgi, cedi al, dorlotiEsperanto
  • consentir, ceder, mimar, sucumbir, complacerSpanish
  • sortua, hemmotella, maksuaika, langetaFinnish
  • succomber, céder, gâter, dorloter, choyerFrench
  • sucumbir, permitir, consentirGalician
  • סיפקHebrew
  • लिप्तHindi
  • elkényeztet, elcsábulHungarian
  • להתמכרHebrew
  • 甘やかすJapanese
  • indulgereLatin
  • zwichten (voor de verleiding), uitstel van betaling toestaan, koesteren, in de watten leggen, verwennen, toegevenDutch
  • răsfățaRomanian
  • потакать, попустительствовать, потворствовать, ублажать, отсрочить, баловатьRussian
  • unnaSwedish
  • ஈடுபடுத்திTamil
  • ดื่มด่ำThai

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