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Definition 1: yield (to); give satisfaction to - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for indulge in the sense of this definition

(indulge is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

(... is a kind of indulge ) put into a good mood

(... is a kind of indulge ) engage without restraint in an activity and indulge, as when shopping

(... is a kind of indulge ) live promiscuously and self-indulgently

Definition 2: enjoy to excess - [verb of consumption]

Samples where indulge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She indulges in ice cream

Synonyms for indulge in the sense of this definition

(indulge is a kind of ...) use up (resources or materials)

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

(... is a kind of indulge ) indulge (one's appetite) to satiety

Samples where indulge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for indulge in the sense of this definition

(indulge is a kind of ...) interact in a certain way

"Do right by her" "Treat him with caution, please" "Handle the press reporters gently"

Samples where indulge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The writer indulged in metaphorical language

(... is a kind of indulge ) devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure

"Wallow in luxury" "wallow in your sorrows"

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