1 [intransitive and transitive]
to let yourself do or have something that you enjoy, especially something that is considered bad for you
Most of us were too busy to indulge in heavy lunchtime drinking.
Eva had never been one to indulge in self-pity.
Even if you're dieting, you can indulge yourself (=eat what you want) once in a while.
Ray has enough money to indulge his taste for expensive wines.
to let someone have or do whatever they want, even if it is bad for them:
His mother spoiled him, indulging his every whim.
to take part in an activity, especially an illegal one
Women do not indulge in crime to the same extent as men.