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Gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire, need, or habit or a person with such a desire, etc.)‘newspapers are pandering to people's baser instincts’
indulge, gratify, satisfy, cater to, give in to, fulfil, yield to, bow to, humour, please, accommodate, comply with, go along withView synonyms
- ‘This is clearly a personal project for all concerned and one which isn't interested in pandering to the masses.’
- ‘She tries to hold on to as much genuine stuff as she can while pandering to fancier tastes.’
- ‘Yet there are pundits who have dismissed his refusal to pander as pandering.’
- ‘Perhaps this is an example of where pandering to the masses is not always as attractive as it intuitively seems.’
- ‘‘It is not the quality of the product that is at issue, it is the changing of a tradition to pander to different tastes,’ he said.’
- ‘This strategy, admirable in its refusal to pander to European popular tastes, will of course never, ever, give Turkey a winning song.’
- ‘The Government should not be pandering to public taste in the arts, but rather driving it.’
- ‘You can see the difficulty she's had now, where her opponent is framing her as pandering to minority interests.’
- ‘But of course he was writing to satisfy his literary muse, not to pander to the base tastes of his public.’
- ‘It gets worse when you find out that the groups you've been pandering to can't stand one another.’
- ‘They have been replaced by a blackcurrant variety to pander to tastes beyond the county.’
- ‘In the quest to satisfy the paying customers, sport has pandered to their wildest fantasies.’
- ‘It is music of absolute integrity, always sensitive to the tiniest musical gesture, and never showy or pandering to fashion.’
- ‘Excessive gift-giving is now so entrenched in Hollywood culture that a company has been set up just to pander to the tastes of the A-listers.’
- ‘This low price should ensure a high take-up, pandering to people's desire to look good and not worry about a comfortable ride.’
- ‘Though most Italian films still pandered to the public, there was hope new auteurs would emerge and find support for their efforts.’
- ‘Hollywood is warned that the judge will no longer tolerate pandering to the masses.’
- ‘So are cable news executives just pandering to the popular taste in order to get a bigger rating?’
- ‘It therefore made good economic sense to pander to popular taste and reaffirm the unique selling points of mainstream Indian cinema.’
- ‘And the politicians are going to try to raise money by pandering to these same players.’
procurer, procuressView synonyms
- ‘Fiesta also means ‘party’ in Spanish, and Trujillo's panders always tell the girls they are invited to a party.’
- ‘Figures representing the other three terms (Trinity, Hilary and Easter) enter, leading a ‘poor’ man who is made ‘rich’ as they present him with rich apparel, a page and a pander.’
- ‘On her arrival in London the country wench of Michaelmas Term is immediately given the advice by her pander that ‘Virginity is no city trade’.’
- 1.1archaic A person who assists the baser urges or evil designs of others.‘the lowest panders of a venal press’
- ‘Milton had no doubt that God, Divine Providence and History itself had willed that the saints prevail over the King and his Anglicans, panders and sycophants.’
Late Middle English (as a noun): from Pandare, the name of a character in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde (see Pandarus). The verb dates from the early 17th century.
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