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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. Sophie Scholl:

    “The more they lack material things, the more they indulge themselves when they can, but the less is their satisfaction with this world and they hunger for life after death(on Russian slave laborers.)”

  2. 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.

  3. Vicente Lim:

    The principal defect of our national defense is not the training nor the lack of finances, but the great and dangerous defect of democracy which has been implanted into the minds of the Filipino people. We have a nationally wrong conception of democracy. Our democracy in the Philippines is unilateral. It is only for the benefit, for the freedom, for the rights, comfort and happiness of each individual member of the nation. That is the common belief, and I venture to say that 99.9% of our people believe in that kind of democracy. They do not know their obligations, their duties and the sacrifices that they should give to the state which is the relative counterpart of the amount of personal democracy he should indulge. The two should balance.

  4. 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.

  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.

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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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