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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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When he (Narendra Modi) indulges in corruption, treasury is at loss.
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.
It indulges many of the cheap cliches modern horror movies are addicted to, especially near the end.
Unsettling, adequately acted, has an idea or two in its head, indulges the usual cliches.
The main character is a government auditor who travels to military bases all over the world who indulges in world cultures, as well as has opportunities most of us never have to have sex with women from all parts of the world.
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.
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.
MORRISON: Drinks blood, snorts coke, indulges in sadomasochism in freaky marriage ceremony with a witch (Kathleen Quinlan).
So many rules are made for so many stupid reasons,'' says Stone, who indulges such anti-movie star activities as turning down lucrative sequels (``If they make `Basic Instinct 2,' it won't be with me'') and cutting her own hair.
A sexual identity comedy that indulges and explodes stereotypes with gleeful abandon, the movie mercilessly lampoons Hollywood and the media while making a cockeyed plea for tolerance and self-honesty.
Unlike Charen, who indulges herself in denigrating homosexual people, I do not wish to indulge myself in exalting them.