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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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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).
For millennia, almost everyone who was to take up his pen in the service of History was to perceive it in terms of a great cycle, or as progress toward a great end, or to indulge in a teleological exercise of one sort or another.