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Definition of "cater" [ca•ter]

  • To provide food or entertainment. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be particularly attentive or solicitous; minister: The nurses catered to my every need. The legislation catered to various special interest groups. (verb-intransitive)
  • To provide food service for: a business that caters banquets and weddings. (verb-transitive)
  • To attend to the wants or needs of. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cater" in a sentence
  • "Souders: I would never use the word "cater," however, we really wanted to know what was of interest to fans and it certainly influenced the area that we tried to explore with the characters."
  • "Designs for address label cater from simple to elaborate concept and from a plain white sheet to glossy and foil type of materials."
  • "Generally, the games are of decent quality and the titles cater for most tastes."