Pander meaning

păndər
A person who provides the means of helping to satisfy the ignoble ambitions or desires, vices, etc. of another.
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To pander is to provide what is necessary by others due to their low level of taste or their weaknesses.

An example of to pander is for someone to lower their standards and agree to perform illegal acts.

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The definition of a pander is someone who provides what is required to meet the ambitions or vices of another.

An example of a pander is a scam artist.

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To cater to the lower tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses.
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To act as a go-between or liaison in sexual intrigues; function as a procurer.
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A go-between in a sexual intrigue; esp., a procurer; pimp.
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To be a pander for.
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To act as a pander (to a person's ignoble ambitions or desires, vices, etc.)
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To pimp; to cater to others’ lust. See panderer.
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A person who furthers the illicit love-affairs of others; a pimp or procurer, especially when male. (Later panderer.)
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An offer of illicit sex with a third party.
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An illicit or illegal offer, usually to tempt.
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(by extension) One who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another.
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(intransitive) To offer illicit sex with a third party; to pimp.
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(intransitive) To tempt with, to appeal or cater to (improper motivations etc.); to assist in the gratification of.

His latest speech simply seems to pander to the worst instincts of the electorate.

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Origin of pander

  • Middle English Pandare Pandarus from Old Italian Pandaro from Latin Pandarus from Greek Pandaros

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Chaucer's character Pandare (in Troilus and Criseyde), from Italian Pandaro (found in Boccaccio), from Latin Pandarus, from Ancient Greek Πάνδαρος (Pandaros). (See also Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida).

    From Wiktionary