(In*duc"tric In*duc"tric*al) a. (Elec.) Acting by, or in a state of, induction; relating to electrical
(In*due") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Induing.] [Written also endue.] [L. induere
to put on, clothe, fr. OL. indu (fr. in- in) + a root seen also in L. exuere to put off, divest, exuviae the
skin of an animal, slough, induviae clothes. Cf. Endue to invest.]
1. To put on, as clothes; to draw on.
The baron had indued a pair of jack boots.Sir W. Scott.
2. To clothe; to invest; hence, to endow; to furnish; to supply with moral or mental qualities.
Indu'd with robes of various hue she flies.Dryden.
Indued with intellectual sense and souls.Shak.
(In*due"ment) n. [From Indue; cf. Indument, Enduement.] The act of induing, or state of
being indued; investment; endowment. W. Montagu.
(In*dulge") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indulged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Indulging ] [L. indulgere to be kind
or tender to one; cf. OIr. dilgud, equiv. to L. remissio, OIr. dligeth, equiv. to L. lex, Goth. dulgs
1. To be complacent toward; to give way to; not to oppose or restrain; (a) when said of a habit, desire,
etc.: to give free course to; to give one's self up to; as, to indulge sloth, pride, selfishness, or inclinations;
(b) when said of a person: to yield to the desire of; to gratify by compliance; to humor; to withhold restraint
from; as, to indulge children in their caprices or willfulness; to indulge one's self with a rest or in pleasure.
Hope in another life implies that we indulge ourselves in the gratifications of this very sparingly.Atterbury.
2. To grant as by favor; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request.
Persuading us that something must be indulged to public manners.Jer. Taylor.
Yet, yet a moment, one dim ray of lightPope.
Indulge, dread Chaos, and eternal Night!
It is remarked by Johnson, that if the matter of indulgence is a single thing, it has with before it; if it is
a habit, it has in; as, he indulged himself with a glass of wine or a new book; he indulges himself in
idleness or intemperance. See Gratify.
(In*dulge"), v. i. 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. "Willing to indulge in easy vices." Johnson.
(In*dulge"ment) n. Indulgence. [R.] Wood.
(In*dul"gence) n. [L. indulgentia: cf. F. indulgence.]
1. The act of indulging or humoring; the quality of being indulgent; forbearance of restrain or control.
If I were a judge, that word indulgence should never issue from my lips.Tooke.
They err, that through indulgence to others, or fondness to any sin in themselves, substitute for repentance