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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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10, states that Gregory Duane Cater was placed on a precautionary suicide watch in the Lane County Jail the day after he and his wife, Doreen Cater, were booked into the jail on sex-crime charges.
A deputy working in the jail reported to his supervisors that he had a conversation with Gregory Cater on Dec.
The second excerpt was addressed to Doreen Cater, who Gregory Cater described as the love of his life.
I made her do bad things," he writes of Doreen Cater.
The written admissions were consistent with admissions Gregory Cater had previously made to authorities, the affidavit said.
In a separate search warrant affidavit, Gregory Cater is quoted as telling investigators he had had sex with the female child victim "a hundred times or more.