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  1. zu_ritz
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    Caters to or caters for?

    I have been made to understand that "to cater to ..." means "to pander to ..." and that this is used at all times, except when we are referring to catering meals, that's when we use "cater for" ("provide meals/entertainment for"). Is that true?

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    Re: Caters to or caters for?

    'Cater to' can carry a negative connotation, so I'd agree with your definition, though it doesn't always have to be seen as pandering:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/referen...l-verbs/c.html


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    Re: Caters to or caters for?

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    'Cater to' can carry a negative connotation, so I'd agree with your definition, though it doesn't always have to be seen as pandering:
    https://www.usingenglish.com/referen...l-verbs/c.html
    So are these correct?: "This mall 'caters to' the youth market."
    "The shopping centre 'caters for' the needs of residents staying in neighbourhood." Thanks.

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