Indulge  

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"There is no passion in nature so demoniacally impatient, as that of him who, shuddering upon the edge of a precipice, thus meditates a Plunge. To indulge, for a moment, in any attempt at thought, is to be inevitably lost; for reflection but urges us to forbear, and therefore it is, I say, that we cannot." --"The Imp of the Perverse" (1845) by Edgar Allan Poe

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To indulge means to yield to a temptation or desire; to satisfy the wishes or whims of; to give way to (a habit or temptation); not to oppose or restrain; to grant an extension to the deadline of a payment; to grant as by favour; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request.

Etymology

From Latin indulgeō

  1. I am kind or courteous (to); I am inclined (to); give free rein (to).
  2. I give myself up (to); I am addicted (to), indulge (in).
  3. I concede, allow, grant, permit, bestow.
  4. I favor

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