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cater to (someone or something)

1. To assist or provide something to a person or business. As a personal assistant, I cater to busy professionals who need help managing their lives.
2. To give special treatment or consideration to someone, perhaps to an excessive degree. They're our biggest account, so we usually end up catering to them to make sure they're completely satisfied with the service. My sister has been catering to my every whim ever since I caught her sneaking in past curfew.
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cater to someone or something

 
1. Lit. to provide for or care for someone or something. I believe that we can cater to you in this matter. Our company caters to larger firms that do not wish to maintain a service department.
2. Fig. to provide special or favorable treatment for someone or something. I'm sorry, but I cannot cater to you and not to the others. We do not have the time to cater to special requests.
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The written admissions were consistent with admissions Gregory Cater had previously made to authorities, the affidavit said.
In a separate search warrant affidavit, Gregory Cater is quoted as telling investigators he had had sex with the female child victim "a hundred times or more.
Gregory Cater is charged with six counts of using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct, two counts of first-degree rape, three counts of second-degree rape and one count of second-degree sodomy.
They could cater bridal showers, a small retirement dinner, or a small awards dinner for a special occasion.
A caterer must understand that the design of the facility determines the ability to cater at an off-premise location and must be sure the food items on the menu match the production capability of the kitchen.
An Affair to Remember caters to Little Rock businesses on a daily basis, stopping by office buildings, selling sandwiches and fresh salads to employees who can't take time to leave their desks.
Phaze-9 Media Division created directory of party, wedding, kosher, vegetarian, organic, ethnic food caters to easily connect to potential customers.