pander to (one)

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pander to (one)

To cater to those with base, vulgar, or undesirable tastes or opinions, specifically with the intent of gaining their favor. The movie definitely panders to those only interested in blood, guns, and explosions. The candidate is in a bit of hot water after accusing his opponent of "pandering to the lowest common denominator" of voters.
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pander to someone or something

to cater toward undesirable tastes or people with undesirable tastes. All your writing seems to pander to persons with poor taste. You are pandering to the moral dregs of society.
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pander to

v.
To cater to or indulge someone's lower tastes or desires, especially in order to win his or her favor or gain an advantage: This bawdy television show panders to people with sophomoric senses of humor.
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I think to give parents the choice would be to pander to something that is not really very sensible to pander to,' he says.