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Definition of "pander" []

  • To act as a go-between or liaison in sexual intrigues; function as a procurer. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cater to the lower tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses: "He refused to pander to nostalgia and escapism” ( New York Times). (verb-intransitive)

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 "pander" in a sentence
  • "Anyone who thinks it through or reads about economics will come to the conclusion this pander is a farce."
  • "Do ads in English "pander" to an English-speaking audience?"
  • "Matthew Weaver thinks that ads in Spanish "pander" to a Spanish-speaking audience."