Pander

Definition of Pander

Pan´der
n.1.
1.A male bawd; a pimp; a procurer.
Thou art the pander to her dishonor.
- Shak.
2.Hence, one who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another.
Those wicked panders to avarice and ambition.
- Burke.
v. t.1.To play the pander for.
[imp. & p. p. Pandered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pandering.]
to pander to
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).
v. i.1.To act the part of a pander.

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bawd, bow to, bully, cadet, cater to, fancy, fancy man, gigolo, gratify, humor, indulge, madam, maquereau, pander to, panderer, pimp, procure, procurer, procuress, prostitute, satisfy, solicit, solicitor, truckle to, white slaver, whoremonger, yield to
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