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indulge (oneself or someone) with (something)

To be kind enough to allow oneself or someone something. If I'm indulging myself with one birthday present this year, it's going to be that gorgeous bracelet! Do you think the CEO would indulge me with a few minutes of his precious time?
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indulge in (something)

1. To do something for one's own pleasure or enjoyment. We try to be responsible with our money, but we do indulge in a fancy night out every once and a while.
2. To eat or drink something in particular, often something that is not especially healthy. Oh, I'm definitely indulging in a big piece of cake on my birthday!
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indulge in something

1. to take pleasure in doing something; to do something habitually. No, I don't indulge in contact sports anymore. We don't indulge in strenuous activity.
2. to choose to eat a certain food or drink something, usually alcohol. I don't usually indulge in hard spirits, but just this once. I indulge in chocolate until I can't hold any more.
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indulge someone with something

to grant someone the favor or privilege of something. Please indulge me with this one favor. He always indulged himself with dinner at a nice restaurant when he went into town.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

indulge in

To engage or take part in something, especially freely, avidly, and for one's own sake or pleasure: The college students indulged in childish pranks. Those teenagers indulge in all the latest fads.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Francavilla also indulged in various other hobbies throughout the years.
Never for me the strident or the Jesuitical Marxist line; only a Francocentric chic would pass, one distantly patterned on Sainte-Beuve, Baudelaire, the Goncourts, and Apollinaire, with whom I self-flatteringly indulged the illusion of spiritual twinhood.
Mumbai: Private sector lender Yes Bank Thursday said it has not indulged in any window dressing of its corporate accounts to conceal non-performing assets (NPAs).
When the Australian players indulged in sledging, many justified it as the Australian way of cricket, though mouthing expletives to gain advantage made them look very ugly.
Talking to media outside the Election Commission office, Khosa said that the PM, family and his ministers have been indulged in looting and plunder-spree.
RAWALPINDI -- City Traffic Police (CTP) Rawalpindi has been attempting to bring the hammer down on the transporters found indulged in overcharging, with surprise checks at bus and van stops during last two weeks while 19 vehicles were impounded and 221 fined for overcharging.
Armed with barking cries and window screen-chewing teeth, they indulged their taste for fresh bread and ripe fruit inside our house.
On Congress' statement which said that six surgical strikes were conducted when the party was in power, Rao dubbed it as a "fraudulent and farcical claim" made by the grand old party and alleged it "only indulged" in corruption.
Believe me when I say that even we 'other' men who do not indulge or have never indulged in such acts also feel embarrassed when we see it being practised.
ISLAMABAD -- MNA belonging to PML-N, Tehmina Daultana and MQM parliamentarian Nabeel Gabol on Wednesday indulged in a quarrel during a meeting of National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior.
RAWALPINDI -- Rawalpindi Police in its crackdowns against one-wheelers have arrested eight youngsters who were found indulged in one-wheeling, rash and dangerous driving.
CHANELLE and Ziggy are definitely back on - after the pair indulged in some under-the-duvet shenanigans.
Summary: New Delhi [India], March 15 (ANI): Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Friday stoked controversy by saying that had a Christchurch shooting like incident happened in India, the leadership here would have "politicized it, indulged in warmongering and covertly supported attacks on Muslims."
The orders said that it has been made to appear to him that certain persons are indulged in holding of unauthorized car bazaars at G-9 Markaz, Islamabad which is a security hazard and disturb public peace and tranquility at these sectors.
He said that 62 people indulged in child molestation have been arrested.