One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Sally indulged her passion for long walks’
satisfy, gratify, fulfil, satiate, quench, appease, feed, accommodate
go along with, yield to, give in to, give way to, pander to, cater to, comply with
2‘she indulged in a fit of sulks’
wallow in, give oneself up to, give way to, yield to, abandon oneself to, give rein to, give free rein to
luxuriate in, revel in, lose oneself in
3‘she did not like her children to be indulged’
pamper, spoil, overindulge, coddle, mollycoddle, cosset, nanny, nursemaid, mother, baby, pet, spoon-feed, feather-bed, wrap in cotton wool, overparent
pander to, humour, wait on someone hand and foot, cater to someone's every whim, kill someone with kindness
‘a man should indulge himself now and then’
treat oneself, give oneself a treat, luxuriate in something, give oneself up to pleasure
have a spree, go to town, splurge
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