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indulge

verb accommodate, acquiesce, allow, bear with, do a favor, do service for, endure, entertain, favor, flatter, fulfill, give in to, give license to, go along with, humor, jumps into, minister to, pamper, pander to, permit, satiate, satisfy, spoil, tolerate, yield to
See also: bestow, concede, enable, foster, furnish, give, grant, let, pander, patronize, permit, sanction, suffer, tolerate, vouchsafe
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He had managed to coax old Brus, the gardener, into letting him have the key to the little postern gate on the plea that he wished to indulge in a midnight escapade, hinting broadly of a fair lady who was to be the partner of his adventure, and, what was more to the point with Brus, at the same time slipping a couple of golden zecchins into the gardener's palm.
That love does indulge in platitudes I suppose you will admit.
Lest it should be matter of surprise to any, that Mr Willet adopted this bold course in opposition to one whom he had often entertained, and who had always paid his way at the Maypole gallantly, it may be remarked that it was his very penetration and sagacity in this respect, which occasioned him to indulge in those unusual demonstrations of jocularity, just now recorded.
The other unhappy men had been so long without food, that they could not with impunity indulge in the simplest aliments that were given them.
True, he is only a subordinate official, and sometimes loves to rate and scold; yet why should he not do so--why should he not indulge in a little vituperation when he feels like it?
I took up my Residence in a Romantic Village in the Highlands of Scotland where I have ever since continued, and where I can uninterrupted by unmeaning Visits, indulge in a melancholy solitude, my unceasing Lamentations for the Death of my Father, my Mother, my Husband and my Freind.
She had decided to receive them, but feared lest the prince might at any moment indulge in some freak, as he seemed much upset by the Rostovs' visit.
It is refreshing both to the spirits and to the body to indulge in psalmody, in befitting seasons," returned the master of song, unhesitatingly complying with her intimation to follow; "and nothing would relieve the mind more than such a consoling communion.