provide

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[Pro*videĀ·]

To provide means to give or supply. When you stay in a bed and breakfast, the innkeeper will generally provide you with a meal in the morning as part of the price of the room.

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To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare.

Verb
take measures in preparation for; "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"

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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 Constitution provides for the right to free speech"

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provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

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supply means of subsistence; earn a living; "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"

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provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

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mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"

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make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "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


v. t.
To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare.

v. t.
To supply; to afford; to contribute.

v. t.
To furnish; to supply; -- formerly followed by of, now by with.

v. t.
To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate; as, the contract provides that the work be well done.

v. t.
To foresee.

v. t.
To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See Provisor.

v. i.
To procure supplies or means in advance; to take measures beforehand in view of an expected or a possible future need, especially a danger or an evil; -- followed by against or for; as, to provide against the inclemency of the weather; to provide for the education of a child.

v. i.
To stipulate previously; to condition; as, the agreement provides for an early completion of the work.


Provide

Pro*vide" , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Provided; p. pr. & vb. n. Providing.] [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See Vision, and cf. Prudent, Purvey.] 1. To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare. "Provide us all things necessary." Shak. 2. To supply; to afford; to contribute.
Bring me berries, or such cooling fruit As the kind, hospitable woods provide.
3. To furnish; to supply; -- formerly followed by of, now by with. "And yet provided him of but one." Jer. Taylor. "Rome . . . was well provided with corn." Arbuthnot. 4. To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate; as, the contract provides that the work be well done. 5. To foresee. [A Latinism] [Obs.] B. Jonson. 6. To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See Provisor. Prescott.

Provide

Pro*vide", v. i. 1. To procure supplies or means in advance; to take measures beforehand in view of an expected or a possible future need, especially a danger or an evil; -- followed by against or for; as, to provide against the inclemency of the weather; to provide for the education of a child.
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants.
2. To stipulate previously; to condition; as, the agreement provides for an early completion of the work.

To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare.

To procure supplies or means in advance; to take measures beforehand in view of an expected or a possible future need, especially a danger or an evil; -- followed by against or for; as, to provide against the inclemency of the weather; to provide for the education of a child.

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Usage Examples

Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.

Americans chose a free enterprise system designed to provide a quality of opportunity, not compel a quality of results. And that is why this is only place in the world where you can open up a business in the spare bedroom of your home.

A mother's ability to provide for her children is not always tied to income, but rather to education.

Although children are only 24 percent of the population, they're 100 percent of our future and we cannot afford to provide any child with a substandard education.

A woman can take care of the family. It takes a man to provide structure, to provide stability.

A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.

A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

As a single-payer advocate, I believe that at the end of the day, if a state goes forward and passed an effective single-payer program, it will demonstrate that you can provide quality health care to every man, woman and child in a more cost-effective way.

America enjoys the best health care in the world, but the best is no good if folks can't afford it, access it and doctor's can't provide it.

As state leaders, I think its important for us to provide our perspectives on issues we face every day - like access to school spending, access to health care and governing in a global economy.

Asking the author of historical novels to teach you about history is like expecting the composer of a melody to provide answers about radio transmission.

As a mom, I understand how important it is to ensure kids start their day right and always make sure my kids have a nutritious breakfast. One in five U.S. children live in homes where food is not always available, which is why I partnered with Kellogg's on their 'Share Your Breakfast' campaign, which provide breakfasts to kids in need.

A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music, and you provide the silence.

An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community - as SNCC does - must work to provide that community with a position of strength from which to make its voice heard. This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan.

Advances in technology and in our understanding of illness and disease together with an expanded workforce and greater resources will allow us to provide more services to a higher quality.

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