English - Vietnamese Dictionary
indulge /in'dju:/Concise Dictionary
- 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
+give free rein to
+yield (to); give satisfaction to
+enjoy to excess
+treat with excessive indulgence
Advanced English 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.
+ verbCollocation Dictionary
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
VERB + INDULGE
be able to, be free to, can
She was free to indulge in a little romantic daydreaming.
For a special treat indulge yourself with one of these luxury flavours of ice cream.
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