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English definition of “pander to sb/sth”

pander to sb/sth

disapproving phrasal verb with pander     /ˈpæn.dər/ US  /-dɚ/ verb
to do or provide exactly what a person or group wants, especially when it is not acceptable, reasonable, or approved of, usually in order to get some personal advantage: It's not good the way she panders to his every whim. Political leaders almost inevitably pander to big business.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protectingTreating someone well
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