Definitions for provide

Definitions for (verb) provide

Main entry: provide

Definition: take measures in preparation for

Usage: provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship

Main entry: provide

Definition: 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

Main entry: cater, supply, provide, ply

Definition: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

Usage: The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

Main entry: bring home the bacon, provide

Definition: 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

Main entry: supply, render, provide, furnish

Definition: give something useful or necessary to

Usage: We provided the room with an electrical heater

Main entry: offer, provide, put up

Definition: mount or put up

Usage: put up a good fight; offer resistance

Main entry: allow, allow for, provide, leave

Definition: 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

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