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pander to (one)

To cater slavishly to those with inferior, vulgar, or undesirable tastes or opinions. The movie definitely panders to those only interested in blood, guns, and explosions. If you don't like those things, see something else. The candidate is in a bit of hot water after accusing his opponent of "pandering to the lowest common denominator" of voters.
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pander to someone or something

to cater toward undesirable tastes or people with undesirable tastes. All your writing seems to pander to persons with poor taste. You are pandering to the moral dregs of society.
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pander to

v.
To cater to or indulge someone's lower tastes or desires, especially in order to win his or her favor or gain an advantage: This bawdy television show panders to people with sophomoric senses of humor.
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Pander said there was no argument that prompted the attack.
In the event, the visitors did not need any help from Robinson for their second as Pander finished off an intricate three-pass move by belting what proved to be the winner into the top corner.
Under 'Zahne' Pander (1856) described three Strosipherus species from the Leo locality (= Loo), whose specimens carried isolated single ridges, and compared them with scales and teeth.
40: Christian Pander crashes winner into the top corner from 25 yards.
It's curated by retired Willamette University art historian Roger Hull, who also produced a thorough and very readable monograph on Pander in connection with the show.
They probably deserved it for their greater urgency in the second period after Germany displayed the sharper edge in attack in the opening quarter of the contest with Schalke duo Pander and Mike Hanke prominent.
It's an old rule of campaigns that politicians must pander to their base in the primary, then shift to the middle for the general election.
How is it bold to pander to voters without doing anything to address underlying causes?
Concluded Wickham, "I don't agree with all that he says, but I celebrate his refusal to join the ranks of the church zealots of the left or the right, or to blindly align himself with those politicians who pander to them.
Asian student Dean Velani, 18, accused the Tory leader of 'shambolic opportunism to pander to Middle England'.
we can rest assured that the artist will not pander to the kind of ambassadorial, multilingual do-goodism that has crippled Pavilion installatio ns of the past.
Politicians," says Roberts, "including President Bush, pander to illegals even more shamelessly than they pander to monied special interest groups.
The union began contacting National Steel's lenders and creditors "to inform them of severe consequences if National's executives pander to AK Steel's inability to negotiate a modern, progressive labor agreement," according to Gerard.
We're in the process of contacting National Steel's lenders and creditors to inform them of severe consequences if National's executives pander to AK Steel's inability to negotiate a modern, progressive labor agreement," said USWA President Leo W.
And where can you go for advice that doesn't pander to you because of your age or creep you out like your high school guindance counselor does?