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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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It's hard to pander to someone if you feel they're being unreasonable, but maybe you need to work on building up her self-esteem and proving that you do still love her and find her attractive.
In a time that we citizens try so hard to get our government to enforce our laws, you pander to someone who is so ignorant that she thinks that she somehow has the right to decide whether a convicted murderer should be punished.