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English verb: cater

1. cater (consumption) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

SamplesThe hostess provided lunch for all the guests.

Synonymsply, provide, supply

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)give

Narrower (hyponym)accommodate, board, cater, dish, dish out, dish up, drench, feed, feed, feed, fill, fix up, fulfil, fulfill, give, gratify, gutter, help, horse, indulge, meet, nourish, nurture, pander, pander, pimp, power, procure, regale, satisfy, serve, serve, serve up, shower, staff, sustain, treat, underlay

2. cater (consumption) supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply

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