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Definition of pander verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pander

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpændə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpændər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pander
BrE BrE//ˈpændə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpændər//
 
he / she / it panders
BrE BrE//ˈpændəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpændərz//
 
past simple pandered
BrE BrE//ˈpændəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpændərd//
 
past participle pandered
BrE BrE//ˈpændəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpændərd//
 
-ing form pandering
BrE BrE//ˈpændərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpændərɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Origin late Middle English (as a noun): from Pandare, the name of a character in the English writer Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde who acts as the lovers' go-between. The verb dates from the early 17th cent. Phrasal Verbspander to somebody
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pander

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