1. [ verb ] yield (to); give satisfaction to
Synonyms: pander gratify
Related terms: provide humor sow_one's_oats spree gratification indulgence
2. [ verb ] give free rein to

"The writer indulged in metaphorical language"

Related terms: wallow indulgence
3. [ verb ] enjoy to excess
Synonyms: luxuriate
Related terms: consume surfeit luxury
4. [ verb ] treat with excessive indulgence
Synonyms: coddle pamper spoil baby cocker mollycoddle cosset featherbed

"grandparents often pamper the children" "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"

Related terms: treat indulgence pamperer mollycoddle
Similar spelling:   indulgent