indulged, past tense; indulged, past participle; indulges, 3rd person singular present; indulging, present participle;
Allow oneself to enjoy the pleasure of
we indulged in some hot fudge sundaes
Become involved in (an activity, typically one that is undesirable or disapproved of)
I don't indulge in idle gossip
Allow oneself to enjoy a particular pleasure, esp. that of alcohol
I only indulge on special occasions
Satisfy or yield freely to (a desire or interest)
she was able to indulge a growing passion for literature
Allow (someone) to enjoy a desired pleasure
I spent time indulging myself with secret feasts
give free rein to; "The writer indulged in metaphorical language"
gratify: yield (to); give satisfaction to
enjoy to excess; "She indulges in ice cream"
pamper: treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
(indulgence) an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
(indulgence) a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone; "too much indulgence spoils a child"
, (often followed by "in"): To yield to a temptation or desire; To satisfy the wishes or whims of; To grant an extension to the deadline of a payment
An indulgence is a means by which the Catholic church takes away some or all of the punishment due the Christian in this life and/or purgatory because of his sin even though that sin has been forgiven. This punishment is most often in purgatory but can also be suffered in this life. ...
(indulgence) a full or partial remission of punishment for sin granted to souls in Purgatory
(indulgence) Letters of forgiveness for one's sins provided by the medieval Church. A cause of the Reformation.
(INDULGENCE) the remission of a penalty as incurred as a penance for a sin. By the late Middle Ages it evolved into a commutation of a deed of sin for a financial payment, thence a very lucrative revenue source for the church
(38. indulgence) a certificate one could buy from the church that would lessen one's sin. A way to buy forgiveness
(Indulgence) A grant of remission of penance for sins, usually emanating from the pope, but also, on a lesser scale of remission, from bishops; always in return for some specifically required act and on the assumption of full contrition by the recipient.
(Indulgence) For a woman to dream of indulgence, denotes that she will not escape unfavorable comment on her conduct.
(Indulgence) Granting forgiveness from sins, a profitable church service.
(Indulgence) Remission from punishment for a sin after it has been forgiven. In medieval times the selling of indulgences, sometimes even in advance of a sin being committed, brought parts of the Church into serious disrepute.
(Indulgence) The forgiving of a sin and therefore the reduction of time spent in Purgatory by the soul of a dead person.
(indulgence) 'Kindness-toward' (Latin); remission of time spent in purgatory (a state of temporary punishment in the afterlife); an aspect of Catholic belief and practice.
(indulgence) A pardon issued by an ecclesiastical authority for a sin previously committed.
(indulgence) In the Roman Catholic Church, the remission of punishment for sins. It dates back to the 10th-century practice of doing penances, from which the Church drew much practical benefit (foundation of churches, pilgrimages). ...
(indulgence) Pronunciation (ĭn-dŭl'jəns).
(indulgence) Yielding to the desires and whims of, especially to an excessive degree. To allow (oneself) unrestrained gratification.
(in indulgence (Roman Catholicism))
(indulging) (in joy, sadness etc.): s. manopavicāra.
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