pander (plural panders)
- A person who furthers the illicit love-affairs of others; a pimp or procurer.
- Synonyms: panderer, Thesaurus:pimp
- 1992, Moncrieff/Kilmartin/Enright, translating Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way, Folio Society 2005, p. 190:
- It was not only the brilliant phalanx of virtuous dowagers, generals and academicians with whom he was most intimately associated that Swann so cynically compelled to serve him as panders.
- An offer of illicit sex with a third party.
- An illicit or illegal offer, usually to tempt.
- (by extension) One who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another.
- Those wicked panders to avarice and ambition.
pander (panders, present participle pandering; past and past participle pandered)
- (intransitive) To offer illicit sex with a third party; to pimp.
- (intransitive) To tempt with, to appeal or cater to (improper motivations, etc.); to assist in gratification.
- His latest speech panders to the worst instincts of the electorate.
- (transitive, obsolete) To act as a pander for (somebody).
- German: verkuppeln
- Russian: сво́дничать
- German: nachgeben, frönen, zufriedenstellen, Befriedigung verschaffen, befriedigen, huldigen, anbiedern (reflexive), andienen (reflexive)
- Italian: ammiccare
- Russian: потво́рствовать