pamper / pander

pamper / pander
   To pamper is to coddle, or treat with indulgence: The only time my mom pampers me is when I'm sick.
   To pander is to cater to the base needs of others, to sell out: Senator Throckmorton got elected by pandering to special interest groups.

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  • pamper / pander —    To pamper is to coddle, or treat with indulgence: The only time my mom pampers me is when I m sick.    To pander is to cater to the base needs of others, to sell out: Senator Throckmorton got elected by pandering to special interest groups …   Confused words

  • pander — pan·der 1 / pan dər/ vt: to sell or distribute by pandering had no protected right to pander prurient materials Dunigan Enterprises v. DA for the Northern District, 415 N.E.2d 251 (1981) vi: to engage in pandering counts included...conspiracy to… …   Law dictionary

  • pamper — index pander Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pander — n 1. panderer, pimp, procurer, whoremonger, Sl. flesh peddler, Sl. hustler, U.S. Sl. sweet man, Fr. maquereau; white slaver, smuggler, runner; go between, intermediary, middleman, agent, solicitor; purveyor, supplier, provider, furnisher;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • care for — Synonyms and related words: administer to, attend, attend on, attend to, baby sit, bandage, bathe, be fond of, be partial to, burn with love, chaperon, cherish, chore, coddle, conserve, contend with, cope with, cosset, cradle, cultivate, cure,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cater — Synonyms and related words: baby, bunker, coal, coddle, cosset, dance attendance on, feed, fill up, forage, fuel, gas, gas up, humor, indulge, minister to, mollycoddle, oil, pamper, pander to, provender, provide, provision, purvey, sell, serve,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cater to — Synonyms and related words: attend, baby, cocker, coddle, cosset, cotton, do service, favor, fetch and carry, give way to, gratify, humor, indulge, make much of, minister to, mollycoddle, oblige, pamper, pander to, please, satisfy, serve, spoil,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • indulge — Synonyms and related words: accommodate with, adore, afford, appreciate, baby, bask, bask in, bay, be pleased with, bear, bear with, benignancy, benignity, blink at, brook, cater to, clemency, cocker, coddle, comply with, condone, connive at,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cajole — v wheedle, beguile, blandish, blarney, coax, palaver, gloze, Inf. sweet talk, Inf. soft soap; humor, jolly, pamper, pander to, cater to, Inf. stroke; flatter, fawn on, truckle, Inf. butter, butter up, play up to, curry favor with …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • coax — v 1. wheedle, cajole, beguile, charm, inveigle; persuade, win over, palaver, induce, move; invite, lure, entice, wile; encourage, urge, entreat, importune, implore; blandish, flatter, Inf. sweet talk, Inf. soft soap, butter up, Inf. butter, Inf.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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