Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb indulge

4 senses of indulge

Sense 1
indulge -- (give free rein to; "The writer indulged in metaphorical language")

Sense 2
gratify, pander, indulge -- (yield (to); give satisfaction to)
       => provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")

Sense 3
indulge, luxuriate -- (enjoy to excess; "She indulges in ice cream")
       => consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out -- (use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week")

Sense 4
pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge -- (treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!")
       => treat, handle, do by -- (interact in a certain way; "Do right by her"; "Treat him with caution, please"; "Handle the press reporters gently")

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