1. 1〔甘ったれる〕behave like a baby [spoiled child]; demand attention
    • 子供たちは継母に甘えることをしなかった
    • The children never made up to their stepmother.
    • 彼女は甘えた話し方をする
    • She has a coquettish way of speaking.
    • 子供が甘えるように母親にすり寄った
    • The child nestled up to his mother, seeking her attention.
    • 祖母に甘えて洋服を買ってもらった
    • She wheedled her grandmother into buying her some new clothes.
    • 犬が甘えてばかりいる
    • The dog wants to be petted all the time.
  1. 2〔好意を利用する〕
    • 人の好意に甘える
    • depend on others' kindness
    • 甘えるのはよせ
    • Learn to be more independent.
    • お言葉に甘えてお申し出を受けます
    • Since you are kind [good] enough to say so, I will avail myself of your offer.(▼やや改まった感じ)
    • じゃ,お言葉に甘えて
    • 《口》 O.K. I'll take you up on it.