Indulge

Definition of Indulge

In`dulge´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Indulged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Indulging .]
1.To be complacent toward; to give way to; not to oppose or restrain
Hope in another life implies that we indulge ourselves in the gratifications of this very sparingly.
- Atterbury.
2.To grant as by favor; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request.
Persuading us that something must be indulged to public manners.
- Jer. Taylor.
Yet, yet a moment, one dim ray of light
Indulge, dread Chaos, and eternal Night!
- Pope.
v. i.1.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.

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