US: /ˌɪnˈdəɫdʒ/
UK: /ɪndˈʌld‍ʒ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

indulge /in'dju:/
  • ngoại động từ
    • nuông chiều, chiều theo
      • to indulge one's children too much: nuông chiều con quá
    • nuôi, ấp ủ, theo đuổi
      • to indulge a frait hope: nuôi một hy vọng mỏng manh
      • to indulge oneself in (with): ham mê, say mê, say đắm, miệt mài (cái gì)
      • to indulge onself in reading: ham mê đọc sách
    • làm thích thú, làm thoả thích, làm vui thú
      • to indulge somebody with a song: làm cho ai vui thích bằng một bài hát
  • nội động từ
    • ham mê, say mê, thích thú
      • to indulge in swimming: ham bơi
      • to indulge in drinking: ham mê rượu chè

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 ~ in sth
~ yourself (with sth) to allow yourself to have or do sth that you like, especially sth that is considered bad for you: [V] They went into town to indulge in some serious shopping. + She has never been one to indulge in gossip. + [VN] I indulged myself with a long hot bath.
2 [VN] to satisfy a particular desire, interest, etc: The inheritance enabled him to indulge his passion for art. + In the closing lines, the poet indulges his sense of irony.
3 [VN] ~ sb (with sth)
~ sth to be too generous in allowing sb to have or do whatever they like: She did not believe in indulging the children with presents. + Her father had always indulged her every whim. + His questions were annoying but it was easier to indulge him than try and protest.
4 [V] ~ in sth to take part in an activity, especially one that is illegal

Thesaurus dictionary

1 Often, indulge in. yield (to), succumb (to), favour, gratify, humour, oblige (with), comply (with), minister to, cater to, pander to, treat (to), pamper (with):
When it comes to chocolates, I indulge myself to the fullest. We indulge in an occasional beer. She indulges his every whim
2 coddle, baby, pamper, cosset, mollycoddle, spoil:
He doesn't believe in indulging children.

Collocation dictionary


be able to, be free to, can


She was free to indulge in a little romantic daydreaming.
| with
For a special treat indulge yourself with one of these luxury flavours of ice cream.

Concise English dictionary

+give free rein to
+yield (to); give satisfaction to
+enjoy to excess
+treat with excessive indulgence