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cater to sb/sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with cater   /ˈkeɪ.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
to satisfy a need or to provide what is wanted or needed by a particular person or group: Internet shopping caters to every conceivable need. bars that cater to the lucrative tourist tradeC1 often disapproving to satisfy a need or desire that is unusual or unacceptable: Why should you cater to his every whim? This legislation simply caters to racism.
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