preindulge

indulge

[in-duhlj]
verb (used without object), indulged, indulging.
1.
to yield to an inclination or desire; allow oneself to follow one's will (often followed by in ): Dessert came, but I didn't indulge. They indulged in unbelievable shopping sprees.
verb (used with object), indulged, indulging.
2.
to yield to, satisfy, or gratify (desires, feelings, etc.): to indulge one's appetite for sweets.
3.
to yield to the wishes or whims of; be lenient or permissive with: to indulge a child.
4.
to allow (oneself) to follow one's will (usually followed by in ): to indulge oneself in reckless spending.
5.
Commerce. to grant an extension of time, for payment or performance, to (a person, company, etc.) or on (a bill, note, etc.).

Origin:
1630–40; < Latin indulgēre to be lenient (toward), accede, take pleasure (in)

indulger, noun
indulgingly, adverb
preindulge, verb (used with object), preindulged, preindulging.
quasi-indulged, adjective
reindulge, verb, reindulged, reindulging.
unindulged, adjective
unindulging, adjective


3. pamper, favor. See humor.
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indulge (ɪnˈdʌldʒ)
 
vb (when intr, often foll by in)
1.  to yield to or gratify (a whim or desire for): to indulge a desire for new clothes; to indulge in new clothes
2.  (tr) to yield to the wishes of; pamper: to indulge a child
3.  (tr) to allow oneself the pleasure of something: at Christmas he liked to indulge himself
4.  (tr) commerce to allow (a debtor) an extension of time for payment of (a bill, etc)
5.  informal (intr) to take alcoholic drink, esp to excess
 
[C17: from Latin indulgēre to concede, from -dulgēre, probably related to Greek dolikhos long, Gothic tulgus firm]
 
in'dulger
 
n
 
in'dulgingly
 
adv

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indulge
1630s, "to grant as a favor;" 1650s, of both persons and desires, "to treat with unearned favor;" a back formation from indulgence (q.v.).
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