cater to (someone or something)

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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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is now catering to one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods at The Chinoe Centre, which is a complex comprising several food and retail establishments.
The company said that, instead of catering to one audience at the expense of the other, Demeure Marketplace shifts the value to where it is created and promotes transparency and understanding of the critical roles played by each party, while delivering prices, properties and service levels people can trust.
But when the largest part of the US armed forces left Germany around 1995, the lease was terminated and the management of the coldstore had to radically change over from catering to one large customer to become an operator serving many smaller customers.
Attracting more users of all-terrain vehicles, organizing fall-colour tours, possibly including farm-based agri-tourism opportunities and even catering to one of North America's leading recreational pasttimes - birdwatching are just a few of the ideas being reviewed, he says.
s Just For Men brand shows the potential is not limited to products catering to one gender.