v. ca·tered, ca·ter·ing, ca·ters
1. To provide food or entertainment.
2. To be particularly attentive or solicitous; minister: The nurses catered to my every need. The legislation catered to various special interest groups.
1. To provide food service for: a business that caters banquets and weddings.
2. To attend to the wants or needs of.
[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; see CATCH.]
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