"indulge" in the verb sense
give free rein to
"The writer indulged in metaphorical language"
2. gratify, pander, indulge
yield (to give satisfaction to
3. indulge, luxuriate
enjoy to excess
"She indulges in ice cream"
4. pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil, indulge
treat with excessive indulgence
"grandparents often pamper the children"
"Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
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