This is a commonly used word to construct a phrase, which means to "let yourself to do something" or maybe "pamper yourself".

It is used like: "Today I decided to verb a hotdog."

For an unknown reason I think about the word "fashion" or "spare", but these are obviously the wrong ones.

There's a word that makes this phrase neat and succinct.

Please help me to find the word.

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    Today I decided to indulge in [a treat]. Dec 22, 2021 at 12:40
  • Today I decided to allow myself a hot dog, maybe?
    – stangdon
    Dec 22, 2021 at 12:57

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There isn't really a single word that would replace the phrase you already have, but "treat myself to" would be more idiomatic:

Today I treated myself to a hotdog.

For something you have never done before, the word "sample" could be used to similar effect:

Today I decided to sample a hotdog.

It does sound slightly formal but is often used less formally to imply a little decadence, or that something is a 'treat'.

  • If I have had long and difficult day, I often decide to award myself a generous shot of my favourite single malt whisky. Dec 22, 2021 at 11:58
  • @MichaelWokeHarvey "award myself" is two words but yes that works too
    – Astralbee
    Dec 22, 2021 at 12:14
  • Oh, in the end, I recalled what exactly I saw. It was this phrase: "do you fancy a drink?" The verb "fancy" is what was imprinted in my memory. But of course, it makes the question I asked the wrong question. Sorry about that. I selected your answer as the final one. Thanks for the help! Dec 22, 2021 at 13:38
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    @KonstantinKozirev Okay - 'fancy' basically means desire, so it wouldn't fit your example.
    – Astralbee
    Dec 22, 2021 at 14:13

I would use the phrase "treat myself to" or "reward myself with" in this sentence. I do not know a single word that encompasses the "let" portion of the question.

Treat... to

To pay for or provide something to someone or oneself as a special gift or treat.

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