English to English
1. give free rein to
The writer indulged in metaphorical language
2. yield (to); give satisfaction to
3. enjoy to excess
She indulges in ice cream
4. treat with excessive indulgence
grandparents often pamper the children|Let's not mollycoddle our students!
5. To be complacent toward; to give way to; not to oppose or restrain
6. To indulge one's self; to gratify one's tastes or desires; esp., to give one's self up (to); to practice a forbidden or questionable act without restraint; -- followed by in, but formerly, also, by to.