Pander Pan"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pandered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pandering}.] To play the pander for. [1913 Webster]

{to pander to} v. t. 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). [PJC]

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