- 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)
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