The nurses catered to my every need. The legislation catered to various special interest groups.
A doting mother bringing her son everything he asks for is an example of cater.
A business that caters banquets and weddings.
The work done in the kitchen at a wedding is an example of cater.
Origin of cater
- From obsolete cater a buyer of provisions from Middle English catour short for acatour from Norman French from acater to buy from Vulgar Latin accaptāre Latin ad- ad- Latin captāre to chase catch
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English catour (“buyer”), from Old English acatour, from Old French achater (“to buy, to purchase”)