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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 awhile.
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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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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Actually this self-beautifying myth was real, and one that Philip, our editor-in-chief, amazingly indulged.
Special squads formed by CTP conducted raids and those found indulged in overcharging were fined in Rawalpindi city and Murree areas and the vehicles were also impounded.
He went on to say that 'government should wear bangles' and keep itself indulged in a one-sided dialogue while terrorists will continue targeting citizens on the other side.
Elizabeth Bell, prosecuting, said on November 1 a 17-year-old girl walking along a footpath at Ewloe saw him expressionless as he indulged in a sex act with one hand and held his mobile phone in the other.
He said that 62 people indulged in child molestation have been arrested.
CHANELLE and Ziggy are definitely back on - after the pair indulged in some under-the-duvet shenanigans.
Duke clearly indulged her passion with great care, yet Shangri La is by no means a museum.
He spent the day with a number of his male friends who also indulged in a spot of snorkeling.
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 also pointed that incumbent rulers should ensure measures for protection of holy places, adding that the politicians were trying to politicize "Data-Darbar" tragedy and indulged in point scoring.
No word on whether she indulged - but then, you know she may be trying to keep that svelte figure of hers.
The couple, who share a 10 year age gap, are currently on their romantic getaway, staying at the luxury resort Villa del Palmar on the Islands of Loreto, where they even indulged in some paddle surfing.
In but one short season, ``McBeal'' devolved from a history-making, Emmy-winning critical darling to a willfully eccentric mess that indulged in gratuitous sex appeal at the cost of substance, as Ally (Calista Flockhart) was kissing virtually anything in sight.
The CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) has pointed out that Modi has indulged in corruption worth rupees 26,672 crore.