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When you ‘pander’, you appease or gratify a person or group, typically due to weakness, fear, or for personal gain. It is always used in a negative context as the word does not imply giving in to logic or reason, it implies yielding to threats, complaints, and irrationality.
You should stand your ground on that policy and refuse to pander to the critics.
Brian feels that if he were to pander to his son's every need, he would end up spoiling the child.
Our manager can be a bit of a panderer, which leads to indecision and a lack of clear leadership.