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Below you will find the definition of pander, followed by 46 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - yield (to); give satisfaction to
EXAMPLES - Pander in a Sentence
- Besides, McCain already has the "pander" thing down pat. (source)
- Do ads in English "pander" to an English-speaking audience? (source)
- Gee, Reimer, did you feel that Hillary was a "pander" to you? (source)
- Why would we "pander" to 2 states that clearly broke the rules. (source)
- I would use the word "pander" but we all know who the donkeys are. (source)
- He charged that Democrats traditionally "pander" to minority groups. (source)
- He's not talking about it to 'pander' and to suggest that is idiotic. (source)
- I posted my "pander" message below at the same time as you posted this. (source)
- I guess she couldn't help but 'pander' to the market she's writing to ... (source)
- gy: to pander is to gratify the desires of others, according to mw online. (source)
- Which is to say both are sites that tend to 'pander' to a base with their news. (source)
- Look up "pander" in the 2009 dictionary and I hope there's a picture of Hillary. (source)
- Matthew Weaver thinks that ads in Spanish "pander" to a Spanish-speaking audience. (source)
- Policy announcements will be reported according to who, internally, they pander to. (source)
- Mountfield said the Woolas team had claimed Watkins made policy statements to "pander" to (source)
- That is, Democrats "pander" to blacks to ensure their votes, but then do absolutely zero in exchange. (source)
- I'm not looking forward to a day where Republicans begin to pander, which is exactly what will happen. (source)
- Between the crocodile tears and the "pander" bear, it's getting to be a real zoo at the Clinton campaign. (source)
- Does anyone else think he has hit this issue a few times in order to "pander" (for lack of a better word) to whites? (source)
- If you don't "pander" (I prefer pay attention to) to those of us in the middle, just who do you believe will elect you? (source)
- I was waiting for a a direct Latino "pander" during the debate by actually using some sort of spanish phrase or sentence. (source)
- It's polemical but when she writes the word "pander," I think it's obvious that she means that Wizard is heavy on the T&A. (source)
- Politicians on both sides of the aisle pander to specific constituencies on these "wedge" issues to ensure their elections. (source)
- Their dishes often include milk, yoghurt, an unpaged acid-set farmer cheese called pander and a clarified butter called ghee. (source)
- It even takes pressure to get change on the issues they already pander to, much less getting them to switch positions entirely. (source)
- McCain did NOT choose her to "pander" to disaffected Clinton supporters, although the above link clearly shows they're in the bag. (source)
- Is this the type of leadership Andrew will bring to Washington -- how stiff of spine do you need to pander to everyone in your party? (source)
- It's the latest attempt to appeal -- Democrats would use the word "pander" -- to the GOP conservative base at the election season looms. (source)
- That the base to which they pander is the religious fundamentalist whose male dominance over females is renowned can no longer be in doubt. (source)
- I do agree that it's futile to "pander" to audiences who don't otherwise seem to care about classical music or lyric poetry or abstract art. (source)
- A priest, and, as he says, a priest who might more appropriately be called a pander, seduced this witch with words of love and carried her off. (source)
- "pander" to Latino votes, that California's immigration law is pretty similar to Arizona's and that Los Angeles has turned into a sanctuary city. (source)
- I am the son of Holocaust survivors, and you should know that not all Jews share the one-dimensional perspective to which you so mindlessly and dangerously pander. (source)
- The use of public opinion research here, however, raises a troubling question: why has the derogatory term "pander" been pinned on politicians who respond to public opinion? (source)
- Couhig asserts that race was a total non-factor in the response, and that those who disagree with such a laughable claim must be doing so in order to "pander" to black voters. (source)
- The difference between a plan and a pander is that a 'pander' is empty rhetoric while his 'plan' states exactly what he plans to do and the mechanisms by which he plans to do it. (source)
- Even a politician such as Mitt Romney, ideally-credentialled to run as a can-do technocrat, feels compelled to discover his inner-populist and pander to the party's nationalist base. (source)
- I didn't even start reading the story before I knew she was only pulling her out now to "pander" to the people in N.C. This is the problem, as an African-American, that I have with Hillary. (source)
- The conservative Republican entertainer in Florida opines that the GOP doesn't need to "pander" to race: "RNC Chairman Michael Steele said that the GOP has not given blacks a reason to vote Republican. (source)
- The result is dramas where one party accuses another of wishing UUism to "pander" and "bend over backwards" to people who are pre-offended, while the other proclaims the possible "death of our free faith." (source)
- My take on why pundits like Noonan, Brooks, Buckley, et. al., are taking this route is because they clamored for McCain, he was a moderate, he would run a center of the road campaign, not 'pander' to the religious right, etc. etc. (source)
- I think Obama is wrong to take mandates off the table, and I have to wonder if part of his purpose in doing that is to "pander" (to borrow a phrase another commenter used regarding Krugman) to the younger crowd that is an important part of his demographic. (source)
- Much discussion ensued but, in the end, the panel decided that the X factor is -- the press and its wonderful eagerness to pander to the tastes of a sensation-avid public with an endless stream of stories on whatever reality-TV participant had caught its eye. (source)
- The ad, which was produced by Fred Davis of Strategic Perception, has drawn the ire of -- among others -- MSNBC host Rachel Maddow who accused James of a deliberate "pander" to the Republican base in advance of a June 1 primary fight against former state Sen. Bradley Byrne. (source)
- He was a fixture at European foreign-policy talking shops, and all the more appealing for asserting in 2000, when he ran for president for the first time, that he wouldn't "pander" to the "agents of intolerance" of the religious right, whose grip on U.S. politics has long perplexed and worried outsiders. (source)
- Mattson's most irritating tendency is to throw out sentences like: "Populism -- because it glorifies the 'common sense' of the people -- is prone to the sloppy, slapdash thinking of figures like Palin" and "Too often the advice to adopt populist rhetoric becomes advice to pander" and "Populism's simplicity is its central fault." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 46 example sentences provided below is 61.0, which suggests that "pander" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 16 synonyms for pander.
brownnose, cajole, fall all over, gratify, lay it on, massage, play the game, play up to, please, politic, satisfy, snow, soap, soften up, stroke, suck up to
We have 9 antonyms for pander.
anger, annoy, deny, disappoint, dissatisfy, disturb, frustrate, refuse, upset
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of pander from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-intransitive) To act as a go-between or liaison in sexual intrigues; function as a procurer.
- (verb-intransitive) To cater to the lower tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses: "He refused to pander to nostalgia and escapism” ( New York Times).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A person who furthers the illicit love-affairs of others; a pimp or procurer, especially when male. (Later panderer.)
- (noun) An offer of illicit sex with a third party.
- (noun) An illicit or illegal offer, usually to tempt.
- (verb) To offer illicit sex with a third party; to pimp.
- (verb) To tempt with, to appeal or cater to (improper motivations etc.); to assist in the gratification of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A male bawd; a pimp; a procurer.
- (noun) Hence, one who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another.
- (verb-transitive) To play the pander for.
- (verb-intransitive) To act the part of a pander.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) One who caters for the lusts of others; a male bawd; a pimp or procurer.
- (noun) Hence One who ministers to the gratification of any of the baser passions of others.
- (None) To cater for the lusts of others.
- (None) To minister to others' passions or prejudices for selfish ends.
- (None) To cater for the gratification of the lusts or passions of; pimp for.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) yield (to); give satisfaction to
- (noun) someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
- (verb) arrange for sexual partners for others