'indulge + object' vs. 'indulge in + object'

Hi, you can indulge in something and indulge something. What is the difference between both constructions?

Thanks in advance,

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Hi Torsten,

Indulge in something is to spoil yourself/treat yourself. Indulge somebody is to treat/spoil another person. If you want to use indulge with something as an, object it would have to be indulge your taste in/passion for/interest in something.


Hi Torsten

An “on the fly” reaction: :wink:

If you indulge in something, you partake of it freely or enthusiastically.

If you indulge something, it might be that you’re simply putting up with something or allowing something.