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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. Molière:

    Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry and indulge it on every occasion.

  2. Samuel Pepys:

    The truth is, I do indulge myself a little the more in pleasure, knowing that this is the proper age of my life to do it; and, out of my observation that most men that do thrive in the world do forget to take pleasure during the time that they are getting their estate, but reserve that till they have got one, and then it is too late for them to enjoy it.

  3. Rabindranath Tagore:

    You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.

  4. United States:

    But in the strange and uncertain times that we are in -- and they are strange, and they are uncertain, with each day's news cycles bringing more head spinning and disturbing headlines -- I thought maybe it would be useful to step back for a moment and try to get some perspective, so I hope you'll indulge me.

  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, 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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