The use of "Indulge" without "with"

Hi

Could you please tell me if we can use “indulge” without “the”?

Tom

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Yes, indeed:

[i]–verb (used without object)

  1. to yield to an inclination or desire; allow oneself to follow one’s will (often fol. by in): Dessert came, but I didn’t indulge. They indulged in unbelievable shopping sprees.
    –verb (used with object)
  2. to yield to, satisfy, or gratify (desires, feelings, etc.): to indulge one’s appetite for sweets.
  3. to yield to the wishes or whims of; be lenient or permissive with: to indulge a child.
  4. to allow (oneself) to follow one’s will (usually fol. by in): to indulge oneself in reckless spending.
  5. Commerce. to grant an extension of time, for payment or performance, to (a person, company, etc.) or on (a bill, note, etc.).[/i]

(Courtesy of Dictionary.com)
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