Meaning of “cater for sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"cater for sb/sth" in British English

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cater for sb/sth

mainly UK US usually cater to sb/sth
phrasal verb with cater uk /ˈkeɪ.tər/ us /ˈkeɪ.t̬ɚ/ verb [ I or T ]

C1 to provide what is wanted or needed by someone or something:

The club caters for children between the ages of four and twelve.

More examples

  • Schools often fail to cater for the needs of gifted children.
  • It is a resort that clearly caters for the well-off.
  • This section of the bookstore caters for minority interests.
  • She runs a specialist company that caters for people with food allergies.
  • The college caters for deaf and visually-impaired students.

(Definition of “cater for sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cater for sb/sth" in Business English

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cater for sb/sth

phrasal verb with cater uk /ˈkeɪtər/ us verb [ I or T ]

to provide what someone or something wants or needs:

There are plenty of events taking place at the festival to cater for all tastes.
Research shows that the majority of schemes do not cater for children over 12.

(Definition of “cater for sb/sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)