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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 a while.
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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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" Issue a writ of mandamus directing the Respondent State Governments to take immediate and necessary actions against the cow protection groups indulging in violence.
Arrested and interviewed, he admitted indulging in an indecent act but he said it was in places where he could not be seen and denied that he intended to be seen by the girls.
Married people found guilty of indulging in illegal sex would be stoned to death while unmarried people indulging in sex outside of marriage would receive 100 lashes, Jamal said in a statement.
Far from indulging in a parlor game, most people are attempting to sort out the complexities of their lives and to come to grips with their own characters; to understand why what happened happened, and why what could have happened didn't.
Before the trust vote, Yediyurappa said that he will follow the precedents set by Siddaramaiah and Kumaraswamy by not indulging in vindictive politics in the state.
Ahsan Nazir, a local trader, reacting to the torture incident said that police instead of taking action against the kite sellers and manufacturers were going after minors and teenagers indulging in the sport, which was not fair.
HYDERABAD -- The Jamshoro district police have launched a crackdown against the youth indulging in one-wheeling.
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GOLDA Brand Manager of Nestle Middle East said, "The Nestle Confectionary team have chosen this concept as a means of bringing the enjoyment of indulging in savoury chocolate to a wider audience.
She was indulging in top spa treatments and even got stuck in to the champagne .
Sometimes indulging in a bit of romantic fantasy is just what the doctor ordered, and who does it better than good old Jackie?
However, indulging the lovers of electronic communication is not part of the service.
But the mayor of one of the Greek island's cities took a British tour group to court in September to block 100 sapphic sojourners from indulging in a stay at a local resort.
Summary: Mangalagiri (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 1 (ANI): Party leaders from both- YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) met Director General of Police (DGP) Gautam Sawang here and accused each other of indulging in violence in places across Andhra Pradesh.