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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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References in classic literature ?
As it rarely happens that public opinion, in its whimsical flights, does not identify a principle with a man, thus the people saw the personification of the Republic in the two stern figures of the brothers De Witt, those Romans of Holland, spurning to pander to the fancies of the mob, and wedding themselves with unbending fidelity to liberty without licentiousness, and prosperity without the waste of superfluity; on the other hand, the Stadtholderate recalled to the popular mind the grave and thoughtful image of the young Prince William of Orange.
I cannot forgive myself, and shall never pander to the Man of Wrath's wishes again.
But he hasn't borne the Roman yoke as I have, nor yet he hasn't been required to pander to your depraved appetite for miserly characters.
As for the artists, they merely pander to the little less than ignoble tastes of the Plutocracy.
You can either confront race hatred or pander to it, as they are doing by having only white faces on their material.
He said: "They pander to very tired archetypes of gay men and are just a continuation of John Inman and Larry Grayson.
ALL politicians pander to their constituents at election time, but President Karzai's pandering to the Shia clerics takes electioneering to a new low.
While others pander to fear, we are a party that stands up for the values of freedom, tolerance and diversity.
There was no denying the quality of his finish though after Micah Richards had capped a thrilling solo burst by slipping a pass inside Pander to provide Lampard with the chance to flash home his 13th England goal.
There was no denying the quality of his finish after Micah Richards had capped a thrilling solo burst by slipping a pass inside Pander to provide Lampard with the chance to flash home his 13th England goal.
It's remarkable to me that at a time when our country faces so many serious issues, the Judiciary Committee has nothing better to do than pander to the Religious Right with this mean-spirited bill," said the Rev.
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?
So we created an environment that didn't pander to the obvious," said Rozzi.