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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The Shopping Centre (88,000 sq m GLA) will cater to one of the largest catchment area on the North-Eastern part of Moscow Region.
In the cities that are immigrant destinations, not only is there a proliferation of sharply focused, ethnically defined stores in a variety of categories, but there are numbers of substantial shopping centers in which all the outlets cater to one specific ethnic group.
This is expected to enable MEPS to create an advanced and smarter Information Technology (IT) environment to cater to one of its core services, Interbank GIRO (MEPS IBG).
Cranford's arrangements have a rich, botanical feel and appearance, especially the orchid, which gives its owners "the feel of an orchid without having to cater to one," he said.
The BIA can cater to six million passengers while the MMRIA can cater to one million passengers per annum by now.