USAGE NOTE
This verb may also be used with "for" in the context shown in 2).
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to provide food)
a. ofrecer servicio de banquetes
Carmena caters to business meetings.Carmena ofrece servicios de banquetes para reuniones empresariales.
b. ofrecer servicios de comedor (in schools, hospitals, companies)
The company caters in dozens of school cafeterias.La empresa ofrece servicios de comedor en decenas de cafeterías escolares.
c. ofrecer servicios de catering
Our restaurant caters to weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and other special occassions.Nuestro restaurant ofrece servicios de caterings para bodas, aniversarios, cumpleaños y cualquier otro evento especial.
2. (to attend to; used with "to")
a. atender
The school caters to the needs of students with autism.La escuela atiende a las necesidades de estudiantes con autismo.
b. ofrecer servicios
The clinic caters to patients with chronic pain.La clínica ofrece servicios para pacientes con dolores crónicos.
c. estar dirigido a
The resort caters to couples exclusively.El complejo turístico está dirigido exclusivamente a parejas.
d. satisfacer
The inn caters to travelers' needs.La posada satisface las necesidades de los viajeros.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to provide food)
a. ofrecer servicio de banquetes para
Estela caters weddings, birthdays, and parties.Estela ofrece servicio de banquetes para bodas, cumpleaños y fiestas.
b. encargarse del catering de
Who shall we hire to cater the event?¿A quién contrataremos para encargarse del catering del evento?
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cater
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (provide food; at weddings)
a. dar or organizar banquetes
2. (for company, airline)
a. dar servicio de comidas or catering
we cater for groups of up to fiftyservimos a grupos de hasta cincuenta personas
parties catered forse organizan banquetes
to cater fortener en cuenta
to cater for all tastesatender a todos los gustos
cater [ˈkeɪtəʳ]
intransitive verb
1 (provide food) proveer de comida;for a
2
to cater for or to (US) atender a; ofrecer (sus) servicios a; we cater for group bookings (Britain) nos ocupamos de las reservas de grupos; to cater for or to sb's needs (US) atender las necesidades de algn; to cater for or to all tastes (US) atender a todos los gustos; this magazine caters for or to the under-21's (US) esta revista está dirigida a gente por debajo de los 21 años
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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