Term:provide

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OVERVIEW OF VERB PROVIDE

1) supply, provide, render, furnish: provide or furnish with; “We provided the room with an electrical heater”

2) provide, supply, ply, cater: provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; “The hostess provided lunch for all the guests”

3) 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 Constitution provides for the right to free speech

4) put up, provide, offer: mount or put up; “put up a good fight”; “offer resistance

5) leave, allow for, allow, provide: 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 for lots of leeway”

6) provide, bring home the bacon: 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”

7) provide: take measures in preparation for; “provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship

verb provide has 7 sense(s) (first 4 from tagged texts)


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