Translation of indulge in Spanish:

indulge

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈdʌldʒ/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [child] consentir*, mimar; [desire/appetite] satisfacer* they indulge her every whim le consienten todos los caprichos it doesn't hurt to indulge oneself every now and again es bueno darse algún gusto de vez en cuando
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    • Jean has been able to indulge her interest in art and nature, wellness, writing, reading, swimming, and walking.
    • When I took the reins, I was able to indulge my own interest in history and start doing research.
    • But for the most part, Mann is amazed that he is still able to indulge his interests for a living.
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    • My maker indulged me in this little secret while I was still young and I used it wisely.
    • Kris grunted, ‘Well why don't you tell me about your past and perhaps I'll indulge you with my deep dark secrets.’
    • Does she feel rather dashing, a bona fide member of someone else's generation, or is she merely indulging her younger and stupider staff?

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to indulge in sth permitirse algo she indulges in the occasional glass of sherry de vez en cuando se permite una copita de jerez a cigarette? — no, thank you, I don't indulge ¿un cigarrillo? — no, gracias, no tengo ese vicio
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    • Louis didn't much care for alcohol and only usually indulged on special occasions.
    • You may indulge and enjoy some forbidden pleasures but cannot deceive yourself for long.
    • It's difficult to let go of those inhibitions because they feel guilty about indulging too heartily or allowing themselves too much pleasure.

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