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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Indulge \In*dulge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Indulged}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Indulging}.] [L. indulgere to be kind or tender to
      one; cf. OIr. dilgud, equiv. to L. remissio, OIr. dligeth,
      equiv. to L. lex, Goth. dulgs debt.]
      1. To be complacent toward; to give way to; not to oppose or
            (a) when said of a habit, desire, etc.: to give free
                  course to; to give one's self up to; as, to indulge
                  sloth, pride, selfishness, or inclinations;
            (b) when said of a person: to yield to the desire of; to
                  gratify by compliance; to humor; to withhold restraint
                  from; as, to indulge children in their caprices or
                  willfulness; to indulge one's self with a rest or in
                           Hope in another life implies that we indulge
                           ourselves in the gratifications of this very
                           sparingly.                                    --Atterbury.
      2. To grant as by favor; to bestow in concession, or in
            compliance with a wish or request.
                     Persuading us that something must be indulged to
                     public manners.                                 --Jer. Taylor.
                     Yet, yet a moment, one dim ray of light Indulge,
                     dread Chaos, and eternal Night!         --Pope.
      Note: It is remarked by Johnson, that if the matter of
               indulgence is a single thing, it has with before it; if
               it is a habit, it has in; as, he indulged himself with
               a glass of wine or a new book; he indulges himself in
               idleness or intemperance. See {Gratify}.
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