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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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Panini Catering works with some of the most well-known companies to cater their events.
If you're planning a large party at work or at home, we'll even cater and deliver a complete hot buffet or have it ready for you to pick up," said Chef Cinnamon Combs, senior director of culinary research and development for Boston Market.
They can cater to just about any style of food and budget to leave your guests talking far into the future about how great your event was.
THE Caerphilly Catering Team has been nominated for four awards by the Local Authorities Caters Association (LACA).
Phaze-9 Media Division created directory of party, wedding, kosher, vegetarian, organic, ethnic food caters to easily connect to potential customers.