cater to

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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Generally, in aircraft catering vehicles, lifting and lowering of the van body is done using the hydraulic scissor mechanism, which ensures that the aircraft catering vehicle can cater to every type of airplane, be it small or large body aircrafts.
This has influenced aircraft manufacturers to enhance their production capacities to cater to this anticipated growing demand for air travel.
(vi) A Twitter handle @ IRCATERING has also been made operational to cater to the complaints/suggestions with regard to catering services.
DeSpain said this service will cater to people on special diets and those who just want the convenience of picking up a freshly prepared meal.
Many restaurants have specialized rooms on-premise to cater to the private-party niche.
(v) Operation of all India Helpline (No.138) for rail-users to lodge complaints/suggestions regarding food and catering services (vi) A Twitter handle @ IRCATERING has also been made operational to cater to the complaints/suggestions with regard to catering services.