indulge

indulge(
ihn
-
duhlj
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to yield)
a. consentir
I'm really going to indulge myself on Thanksgiving.Me voy a consentir mucho en Acción de Gracias.
If you keep indulging your daughter, you're going to spoil her.Si sigues consintiendo a tu hija, vas a malcriarla.
b. mimar
I'm the strict one, whereas my wife always indulges our children.Yo soy estricto, mientras que mi esposa siempre mima a nuestros hijos.
c. satisfacer (desire)
I'm on a diet, so I shouldn't indulge my appetite for sweets.Estoy a dieta, por lo que no debo satisfacer mi apetito por los dulces.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (to give oneself permission; used with "in")
a. permitirse
I'm trying to quit, but I do indulge in a cigarette from time to time.Estoy tratando de dejar de fumar, pero de vez en cuando me permito un cigarrillo.
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indulge
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. consentir
they indulged his every whimle consentían todos los caprichos
to indulge oneselfdarse un capricho or un gusto
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (general)
a.
to indulge in alcoholdarse a la bebida
to indulge in idle speculationentregarse a especulaciones vanas
indulge [ɪnˈdʌldʒ]
transitive verb
(give in to) [+desire, appetite] satisfacer; [+whim] consentir; [+person] complacer
He did not agree with indulging children
(spoil) [+child] mimar; consentir
to indulge o.s. darse un gusto; go on, indulge yourself! venga, ¡date ese gustazo or capricho! (informal)
intransitive verb
to indulge in permitirse; everyone indulges in fattening foods once in a while todo el mundo se permite comer cosas que engordan de vez en cuando; he is indulging in fantasy/speculation se está dejando llevar por la fantasía/especulación
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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