- Give something useful or necessary to.
- usage: "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
- Give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance.
- usage: "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
- Determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation.
- usage: "The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"; "The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"
- Mount or put up.
- usage: "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"
- Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain.
- usage: "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"
- Supply means of subsistence; earn a living.
- usage: "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"
- synonyms: bring home the bacon
- Take measures in preparation for.
- usage: "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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