Definition of pander to / phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pander to /

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

pander to something/somebody

(disapproving)
 
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to do what someone wants, or try to please them, especially when this is not acceptable or reasonable to pander to someone's wishes The speech was pandering to racial prejudice. He refuses to pander to the latest fashions.
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