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 for pander
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pander \Pan"der\, v. i.
     To act the part of a pander.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pander \Pan"der\, n. [From Pandarus, a leader in the Trojan
     army, who is represented by Chaucer and Shakespeare as having
     procured for Troilus the possession of Cressida.]
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     1. A male bawd; a pimp; a procurer.
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              Thou art the pander to her dishonor.  --Shak.
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     2. Hence, one who ministers to the evil designs and passions
        of another.
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              Those wicked panders to avarice and ambition.
                                                    --Burke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pander \Pan"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pandered; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Pandering.]
     To play the pander for.
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     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).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pander
      n 1: someone who procures customers for whores (in England they
           call a pimp a ponce) [syn: pimp, procurer, panderer,
           pander, pandar, fancy man, ponce]
      v 1: yield (to); give satisfaction to [syn: gratify, pander,
           indulge]
      2: arrange for sexual partners for others [syn: pander,
         pimp, procure]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  27 Moby Thesaurus words for "pander":
     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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