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verb pander pronunciation in American English /ˈpændər/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theypander
he/she/itpanders
present participlepandering
past tensepandered
past participlepandered

phrasal verb

pander to

[transitive] showing disapproval
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present tense
I/you/we/theypander to
he/she/itpanders to
present participlepandering to
past tensepandered to
past participlepandered to
pander to someone/something to do or say what someone wants in order to please them, even though you know it is not right

The government was accused of pandering to racial prejudice.

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