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

Recent Examples on the Web To keep up with these parallel trends, Nestlé’s Health Science division wants to offer more supplements that cater to the different consumption patterns of older people, including the need to age healthily, for example by maintaining their weight or curbing blood sugar levels. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune Europe, 3 June 2024 Los Angeles: New locations in cities and neighborhoods in and near Los Angeles—like Northridge, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks, and South Pasadena—will cater to the growing demand for organic and specialty food products. The Sunset Ai Lab, Sunset Magazine, 31 May 2024 Sensory areas will cater to neurodivergent learners who might need a little space during a trip to the center. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 31 May 2024 Brands need to ensure that their collections cater to a broad spectrum of body types and cultural expressions so that everyone feels seen. Tina Charisma, Essence, 29 May 2024 Nestlé’s new brand will cater to people using weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy or anyone looking to manage their weight. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 22 May 2024 In all seriousness, some hotels actually exist to cater to little people, so start there. Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 22 May 2024 Chelsea is proposing to divvy up the overall project into three components that would be independently financed and constructed to cater to the needs of low-income families, seniors and the workforce population. Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 May 2024 What supporters and critics have to say Supporters of further expansion say House Bill 823 will empower every parent to cater to their individual child’s needs. Rebecca Noel, Charlotte Observer, 14 May 2024

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“Cater to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cater%20to. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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