cater · verb I or T /ˈkeɪt̬.ər/Full view
C1 to provide and often serve food and drinks for a particular event
Dictionary example:

We hired a local chef to cater our parents' anniversary party.

Learner example:

I can understand why you shortlisted these three proposals as all of them seem good enough to cater for our canteen. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Swedish)

cater to sb/sth
C1 to provide what is wanted or needed by a particular group of people
Dictionary examples:

Our magazines cater to professionals such as lawyers and physicians.

This legislation simply caters to a small minority and shouldn't be passed.

Learner example:

Retail establishments have enhanced and multiplied [their] product offerings to cater to a wider market. (International English Language Testing System; C1; Tagalog)

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