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 for indulging
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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     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
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                  Hope in another life implies that we indulge
                  ourselves in the gratifications of this very
                  sparingly.                        --Atterbury.
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     2. To grant as by favor; to bestow in concession, or in
        compliance with a wish or request.
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              Persuading us that something must be indulged to
              public manners.                       --Jer. Taylor.
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              Yet, yet a moment, one dim ray of light
              Indulge, dread Chaos, and eternal Night! --Pope.
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     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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of indulging or gratifying a desire [syn:
           indulgence, indulging, pampering, humoring]

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