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 provide provide

verb

  • ( ) give something useful or necessary to  ( furnish, provide, render, supply )
    give something useful or necessary to
     We provided the room with an electrical heater
    We provided the room with an electrical heater
  • ( ) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance  ( cater, ply, provide, supply )
    give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
     The hostess provided lunch for all the guests
    The hostess provided lunch for all the guests
  • ( ) determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation  ( provide )
    determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
     The will provides that each child should receive half of the money
    The will provides that each child should receive half of the money
     The Constitution provides for the right to free speech
    The Constitution provides for the right to free speech
  • ( ) mount or put up  ( offer, provide, put up )
    mount or put up
     put up a good fight
    put up a good fight
     offer resistance
    offer resistance
  • take measures in preparation for  ( provide )
    take measures in preparation for
     provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship
    provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship
  • supply means of subsistence; earn a living  ( bring home the bacon, provide )
    supply means of subsistence; earn a living
     He provides for his large family by working three jobs
    He provides for his large family by working three jobs
     Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon
    Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon
  • make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain  ( allow, allow for, leave, provide )
    make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
     This leaves no room for improvement
    This leaves no room for improvement
     The evidence allows only one conclusion
    The evidence allows only one conclusion
     allow for mistakes
    allow for mistakes
     leave lots of time for the trip
    leave lots of time for the trip
     This procedure provides for lots of leeway
    This procedure provides for lots of leeway


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