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pan·der

 (păn′dər)
intr.v. pan·dered, pan·der·ing, pan·ders
1. To act as a go-between or liaison in sexual intrigues; function as a procurer.
2. 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).

[Middle English Pandare, Pandarus, from Old Italian Pandaro, from Latin Pandarus, from Greek Pandaros.]

pan′der n.

pander

(ˈpændə) or

pandar

vb
1. (foll by: to) to give gratification (to weaknesses or desires)
2. (archaic when tr) to act as a go-between in a sexual intrigue (for)
n
3. a person who caters for vulgar desires, esp in order to make money
4. a person who procures a sexual partner for another; pimp
[C16 (n): from Pandare Pandarus]

pan•der

(ˈpæn dər)

n. Also, pan′der•er.
1. a person who furnishes clients for a prostitute or supplies persons for illicit sexual intercourse; procurer; pimp.
2. a person who caters to or profits from the weaknesses or vices of others.
3. a go-between in amorous intrigues.
v.i.
4. to act as a pander; cater basely: to pander to vulgar tastes.
v.t.
5. to act as a pander for.
[1520–30; Middle English Pandare Pandarus]

pander


Past participle: pandered
Gerund: pandering

Imperative
pander
pander
Present
I pander
you pander
he/she/it panders
we pander
you pander
they pander
Preterite
I pandered
you pandered
he/she/it pandered
we pandered
you pandered
they pandered
Present Continuous
I am pandering
you are pandering
he/she/it is pandering
we are pandering
you are pandering
they are pandering
Present Perfect
I have pandered
you have pandered
he/she/it has pandered
we have pandered
you have pandered
they have pandered
Past Continuous
I was pandering
you were pandering
he/she/it was pandering
we were pandering
you were pandering
they were pandering
Past Perfect
I had pandered
you had pandered
he/she/it had pandered
we had pandered
you had pandered
they had pandered
Future
I will pander
you will pander
he/she/it will pander
we will pander
you will pander
they will pander
Future Perfect
I will have pandered
you will have pandered
he/she/it will have pandered
we will have pandered
you will have pandered
they will have pandered
Future Continuous
I will be pandering
you will be pandering
he/she/it will be pandering
we will be pandering
you will be pandering
they will be pandering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pandering
you have been pandering
he/she/it has been pandering
we have been pandering
you have been pandering
they have been pandering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pandering
you will have been pandering
he/she/it will have been pandering
we will have been pandering
you will have been pandering
they will have been pandering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pandering
you had been pandering
he/she/it had been pandering
we had been pandering
you had been pandering
they had been pandering
Conditional
I would pander
you would pander
he/she/it would pander
we would pander
you would pander
they would pander
Past Conditional
I would have pandered
you would have pandered
he/she/it would have pandered
we would have pandered
you would have pandered
they would have pandered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pander - someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)pander - someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
England - a division of the United Kingdom
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law
procuress - a woman pimp
whoremaster, whoremonger - a pimp who procures whores
Verb1.pander - yield (to); give satisfaction to
humor, humour - put into a good mood
spree - engage without restraint in an activity and indulge, as when shopping
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
sow one's oats, sow one's wild oats - live promiscuously and self-indulgently
2.pander - arrange for sexual partners for others
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

pander

verb
pander to something or someone indulge, please, satisfy, gratify, cater to, play up to (informal), fawn on The government have pandered to the terrorists for far too long.
Translations
قَوّاد الزَّانيات
podbízetpodporovat
lefle for
höfîa til
izdabātiztapt
bayağı duygularını tatmin etmek

pander

[ˈpændəʳ] VI to pander to sbconsentir a algn
to pander to sb's desire for sthcomplacer el deseo de algn por algo
this is pandering to the public's worst tastesesto es condescender con los peores gustos del público

pander

[ˈpændər] vi
to pander to [+ person] → se plier aux exigences de; [+ whim] → se plier à; [+ public opinion] → flatter; [+ tastes] → flatter
She panders to his every whim → Elle se plie à tous ses caprices.

pander

n (rare)Kuppler(in) m(f)
vinachgeben (→ to +dat), → eingehen (→ to auf +acc); to pander to somebody’s whimsjds Launen (acc)befriedigen wollen; to pander to somebody’s egojdm um den Bart gehen; this is pandering to the public’s basest instinctsdamit wird an die niedrigsten Instinkte der Öffentlichkeit appelliert

pander

[ˈpændəʳ] vi to pander to (person, whims) → assecondare
to pander to sb's tastes → piegarsi ai gusti di qn

pander

(ˈpӕndə) : pander to
to give in to (a desire, especially if unworthy). Some newspapers pander to people's interest in crime and violence.
References in classic literature ?
Their numbers were small; their stations in life obscure; the object of their enterprise unostentatious; the theatre of their exploits remote; how could they possibly be favorites of worldly Fame--that common crier, whose existence is only known by the assemblage of multitudes; that pander of wealth and greatness, so eager to haunt the palaces of fortune, and so fastidious to the houseless dignity of virtue; that parasite of pride, ever scornful to meekness, and ever obsequious to insolent power; that heedless trumpeter, whose ears are deaf to modest merit, and whose eyes are blind to bloodless, distant excellence?
As it rarely happens that public opinion, in its whimsical flights, does not identify a principle with a man, thus the people saw the personification of the Republic in the two stern figures of the brothers De Witt, those Romans of Holland, spurning to pander to the fancies of the mob, and wedding themselves with unbending fidelity to liberty without licentiousness, and prosperity without the waste of superfluity; on the other hand, the Stadtholderate recalled to the popular mind the grave and thoughtful image of the young Prince William of Orange.
As for the artists, they merely pander to the little less than ignoble tastes of the Plutocracy.
I cannot forgive myself, and shall never pander to the Man of Wrath's wishes again.
But he hasn't borne the Roman yoke as I have, nor yet he hasn't been required to pander to your depraved appetite for miserly characters.
And this is not all; for the servants and panders of the parasites are also parasites, the milliners and the jewelers and the lackeys have also to be supported by the useful members of the community.
Music starts at 8 PM with Shawn Pander, followed by Shirley, and then the famed comedian will introduce Margo onstage at 9:30 PM.
Artist Pander was born in Holland and was academically trained there, then moved to Portland, Oregon where he has lived for 45 years.
Pander, who came to Oregon in 1965 from his native Holland, has a vision so large that it seems impossible for the artist to contain it on any single canvas.
You can either confront race hatred or pander to it, as they are doing by having only white faces on their material.