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 county Department of Public Health is working with management of Wolfgang Puck Catering to determine which patrons could be at risk.
He added: "Elsewhere, it is also vital that the industry thinks long term and capitalises on the new level of interest we are seeing in catering to bring forward new staff and develop their potential.
For on-premise catering to be successful, the caterer must know how many people can be comfortably seated in their facility.
Franchisees may experience as much as a 30 percent lift in sales as a result of adding catering to their business.
We look forward to working with Lou Lambert, the owner of Liberty Catering to insure the smoothest transition for his customers.
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Sreedharan Committees Report to handover catering to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and to examine the entire gamut of issues related to Catering services.
Contract award: procurement of catering service and management of the canteen and the bar and restaurant service by catering to the employees of the italian post office spa