cater to

idiom

variants or chiefly British cater for
: to provide what is wanted or needed by (someone or something)
The inn caters exclusively to foreign tourists.
The library caters to scientists.
That store caters for middle-class taste.
(disapproving) As a child he was spoiled by parents who catered to his every need.

Examples of cater to in a Sentence

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“Cater to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cater%20to. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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