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cater

ca·ter

cater

 
 
pronunciation:
keI tr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: catered, catering, caters
definition 1: to supply food, service, or entertainment, esp. off the premises where food is prepared or where supplies are stored.
The restaurant serves its customers at the restaurant, but it caters for weddings and other special events as well.
similar words:
accommodate, entertain, provide, serve, wait
definition 2: to make efforts to supply anything needed or wanted (usu. fol. by to).
Stores near the campus cater to the student population.He catered to all his wife's needs when she returned from the hospital.
synonyms:
provide, wait on
similar words:
entertain, indulge, please, satisfy, serve
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to supply food or service for.
They catered a dinner party.
synonyms:
provision, purvey, serve
similar words:
entertain, furnish, provide, regale, supply, victual, wine and dine
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