Definitions for indulgeɪnˈdʌldʒ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word indulge

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indulge(verb)

    give free rein to

    "The writer indulged in metaphorical language"

  2. gratify, pander, indulge(verb)

    yield (to); give satisfaction to

  3. indulge, luxuriate(verb)

    enjoy to excess

    "She indulges in ice cream"

  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!"

Wiktionary

  1. indulge(Verb)

    , : To yield to a temptation or desire.

  2. indulge(Verb)

    To satisfy the wishes or whims of.

  3. indulge(Verb)

    To grant an extension to the deadline of a payment.

  4. Origin: From the indulgeo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indulge(verb)

    to be complacent toward; to give way to; not to oppose or restrain

  2. Indulge(verb)

    to give free course to; to give one's self up to; as, to indulge sloth, pride, selfishness, or inclinations;

  3. Indulge(verb)

    to yield to the desire of; to gratify by compliance; to humor; to withhold restraint from; as, to indulge children in their caprices or willfulness; to indulge one's self with a rest or in pleasure

  4. Indulge(verb)

    to grant as by favor; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request

  5. Indulge(verb)

    to indulge one's self; to gratify one's tastes or desires; esp., to give one's self up (to); to practice a forbidden or questionable act without restraint; -- followed by in, but formerly, also, by to

  6. Origin: [L. indulgere to be kind or tender to one; cf. OIr. dilgud, equiv. to L. remissio, OIr. dligeth, equiv. to L. lex, Goth. dulgs debt.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'indulge' in Verbs Frequency: #1098

Anagrams of indulge »

  1. eluding

  2. dueling


Translations for indulge

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • elkényeztet, elcsábulHungarian
  • להתמכרHebrew
  • 甘やかすJapanese
  • indulgereLatin
  • uitstel van betaling toestaan, verwennen, in de watten leggen, toegeven, zwichten (voor de verleiding), koesterenDutch
  • потакать, потворствовать, ублажать, баловать, отсрочить, попустительствоватьRussian
  • unnaSwedish

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