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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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Skipper Steve Smith has been unscrupulous in instructing and guiding his bowler to indulge in such unlawful acts.
The president said the country has been fortunate as hardly any among the 150 million Muslims - second largest population after Indonesia - indulges in terrorism.
They also offer Coffee Infused Chocolate Indulges, milk chocolate pieces that have been infused with coffee and come in six flavors; hazelnut, raspberry, French vanilla, Irish cream, chocolate truffle and amaretto; and Tea Infused Chocolate Indulges and Tea Infused Chocolate Bars in jasmine green tea, orange black tea, ginger green tea and masala chai black tea.
Eggert traces the conjunction of female authority and poetic "ravishment" through Spenser's Faerie Queene, reading the dramatic shift in genre between fantastical romance and historical allegory in Book V as Spenser's strategy for effacing the female authority constitutive of the experimental poetic fantasy in which his poem indulges beginning in Book III.
Seeking to revise New Historicism's assumption that queenly dominion over patriarchal society necessarily produces a type of cultural anxiety that becomes manifest in literary representation, Eggert argues that feminine authority, particularly the power of queen over (male) subject, offers Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton the opportunity to indulge "in fantasies of an unmitigatedly feminized literary form" (11).
Those foundations are known to almost everyone because, in fact, almost everyone indulges in counterfactual thinking about their own lives.
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"When he (Narendra Modi) indulges in corruption, treasury is at loss.