Indulge Source: Daily Writing Tips Indulge means to yield to a desire, to be permissive. The adjective is indulgent. The expression self-indulgent is often used to describe a person who is indulgent with her own desires. At a time when they are not short of pressing problems to deal with, the presence of 100-odd world leaders at the two-week meeting that starts in Copenhagen on December 7th to renew the Kyoto protocol on climate change might seem a little self-indulgent. (The Economist)
Indulge Source: Merriam Webster Dictionary 1 : to allow (yourself) to have or do something as a special pleasure [+ obj] – ▪ It's my birthday. I'm going to indulge myself and eat whatever I want to eat. — often + in – ▪ He indulged himself in the pleasure of a day spent entirely at the beach. [no obj] – ▪ It's my birthday. I'm going to indulge. — often + in – ▪ For our anniversary, we indulged in an expensive dinner. 2 [+ obj] a : to allow (someone) to have or do something even though it may not be proper, healthy, appropriate, etc. – ▪ He knows that his aunt is always willing to indulge [=spoil] him. – ▪ They always indulged their grandchildren's whims. [=they always allowed their grandchildren to do whatever they wanted to do]
Indulge Source: Merriam Webster Dictionary 2b : to patiently allow (someone) to do or say something – ▪ Please indulge me while I review the topics we covered yesterday. 3 [+ obj] : to do the things that you want to do because of (a feeling, interest, desire, etc.) – ▪ The museum is an excellent place to let children indulge their curiosity about dinosaurs. ▪ She bought a house with a big yard so that she could indulge her passion for gardening. indulge in [phrasal verb] indulge in (something) : to become involved in (something, especially something that is considered wrong or improper) – ▪ Both candidates have promised not to indulge in [=take part in] further personal attacks for the remainder of the campaign.
Indulge Source: Yahoo Dictionary vt. 及物動詞 1. 沈迷於 ; 滿足 ( 慾望等 ) 2. 使高興 ; 讓... 享受一下 [(+with)] – The thrifty farmer seldom, if ever, indulged himself with good food. 那個節儉的農民難 得吃好菜好飯讓自己享受一下。 3. 縱容 ; 遷就. – His mother indulged him in pocket money. 他母親放縱他, 給他許多零花錢。.vi. 不及物動詞 1. 沈迷 ; 放縱自己 [(+in)] – The prince indulged in luxury. 那位王子奢靡無度。 2. 使自己高興一下 ; 讓自己享受一下 [(+in)] – Once in a while he indulged in a bottle of good wine. 他偶爾也享受一下, 喝上一瓶好 酒。 3. 【口】抽煙 ; 喝酒 ; 暴飲暴食
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