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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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.
Under the new agreement, the partnership will cater to guests at prestigious AEG properties such as The Home Depot Center, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and NOKIA Live at Grand Prairie as well as all guests at STAPLES Center and projects in development including new arenas within London's Millennium Dome and on a 50-acre site in the heart of downtown Berlin and NOKIA Theatre Los Angeles, a 7,000-seat theater in downtown Los Angeles.