to pander to

Related to to pander to: procurer
To appeal to (base emotions or less noble desires), so as to achieve one's purpose; to exploit (base emotions, such as lust, prejudice, or hate).

See also: Pander

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.'
Capital movement influenced by globalization, they write, "can provide politicians with opportunities to pander to the public and take credit for new investment....
But it sure will sound good enough to pander to the poorest of the poor for their votes.
"Candidate Trump has gone so far to pander to the gun lobby, he's even invoked gun-toting action movie characters," Meyers said, playing a clip of Trump referencing old movie stars such as Charles Bronson to clarify his affinity for weapons. 
He said: "We thought how, why, have you made us wait 15 months for this when you know the Home Secretary was using this as a reason for not making a decision on holding a judicial inquiry?" "We did put it to them that they had been doing it to pander to the Home Secretary but they denied it, as you would.
Hathaway and Franco were appointed hosts at the traditionally stuffy ceremony to pander to youth but, with her blackeye make-up, Hathaway looked like she was pandering to pandas.
Does he care so little about his wife and children he is prepared to risk his life to pander to the thrill of diving into the unknown and being injured, or dying leaving his wife to bring up his fatherless sons on her own?
She refuses to pander to those who want her to cover up.
His party has not only stolen Tories' policies, they have stolen their tendency to pander to the wealth at the expense of the poor.
The bill, as written, served no useful purpose except to allow Alabama Democrats to pander to evangelical voters.
How is it bold to pander to voters without doing anything to address underlying causes?"