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Definition of Indulge

Indulge

  1. To be complacent toward; to give way to; not to oppose or restrain
  2. to give free course to; to give one's self up to; as, to indulge sloth, pride, selfishness, or inclinations;
  3. 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. To grant as by favor; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request.
  5. 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.

Indulge Quotations

Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you're doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.
Joel Osteen

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.
George S. Patton

I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I've stopped work and said, 'Thank God it's Friday.' But weekends are special even if your schedule is all over the place. Something tells you the weekend has arrived and you can indulge yourself a bit.
Helen Mirren

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
George Washington

It's enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.
Adrian Grenier
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Indulge Translations

indulge in Dutch is ontzien, sparen
indulge in Finnish is armahtaa
indulge in German is Nachsicht zeigen, nachgeben
indulge in Spanish is complacerse
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