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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

v.
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 discourse theory explains the transformation of words and codes used to denote the criminal act of cybercrimes, most notably--Advance fee fraud, and how indulgers have carefully played down the outrageousness of their crimes by renaming the criminal act.
Judging from the places they frequent, and where they were interviewed, they probably belong to only two gerontographic segments (healthy indulgers and ailing outgoers).
The Baby Boomers, who are fueling the growth in the 55-64 age category, are far more likely to be Healthy Indulgers than the current generation of over 55 year olds, whose value orientation was influenced by their Depression and World War II experiences.
Nearly all of this population will come from the Healthy Indulgers and Ailing Outgoers market segments.
In Table 3, 100 percent of the under-55 age groups have been counted, but only 47% of the over-55, the Healthy Indulgers (18%) and the Ailing Outgoers (29%).
It is this market that will be fueled by the "Healthy Indulgers" component of the Baby Boomers.
By examining product preferences across the four segments, marketers can determine whether the primary market for a given product or service presently is the healthy hermits, ailing outgoers, frail recluses, or healthy indulgers. By identifying specific objective characteristics that define or exclusively describe each of these groups, such as mass media and products used, marketers can obtain mailing lists and telephone numbers for direct marketing; or they can examine the specific group's inclination to respond to other marketing activities of the firm for developing target-marketing strategies.
Dawn Collinson and Janet Tansley spoke to three self-confessed indulgers AT the age of 20, despite being a smoker for four years already, Stuart Rennie is in no rush to quit.
Banned in most of Europe and the United States, the drink made from the root of a pepper plant is a mild narcotic which can make indulgers very relaxed and drowsy.
This model (see Figure 1) consists of four segments of older persons who are at four different but not necessarily sequential stages in later life: healthy indulgers; healthy hermits; ailing outgoers; and frail recluses.
Bathrobes, towels and two reclining chairs with stools are ready and waiting for steam indulgers, as well as a coffee machine, a selection of teas, juices and a fully-stocked bar.
Like-minded indulgers in festive food and entertainment believe this five-day cruise through the scenic and atmospheric Rhine Gorge is the perfect antidote to those dreary British November days.
When we weren't tackling the full Scottish breakfast a fry-up to test even the smoothest flowing of arteries we could usually be found polishing off a few scones in one of the many tea shops, which make Peebles a mecca for sweet-toothed indulgers.
Then there are the Carefree Indulgers, like Posh Spice or Meg Mathews- shopaholics who love spending money.
Total accident, of course: and who knows, lots of the sexy types on the lists may well be secret speccies or occasional indulgers in the optical fashion world...