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  Definition of provide
  1. take measures in preparation for; "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"
  2. 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"
  3. provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
  4. 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"
  5. provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
  6. mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"
  7. 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
Similar Words: supply, ply, cater, bring home the bacon, render, furnish, put up, offer, leave, allow for, allow

 

Hyponyms: staff, drench, regale, treat, board, feed, give, serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dish, cater, pander, pimp, procure, help, power, gratify, indulge, underlay, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil, horse, shower, accommodate, nourish, nurture, sustain, fix up, gutter, hydrate, charge, date, calk, fund, stint, skimp, scant, terrace, terrasse, dado, innervate, offer, signalize, signalise, extend, stock, buy in, caption, tube, ticket, rim, fret, step, rail, grate, capitalize, capitalise, alphabetize, wharf, air-condition, uniform, railroad, partner, bewhisker, whisker, subtitle, headline, match, hobnail, wive, victual, surfeit, cloy, heat, seat, ramp, arm, interleave, glass, glaze, crenel, crenelate, crenellate, causeway, canal, canalize, canalise, bush, brattice, furnish, slat, berth, bed, computerize, computerise, costume, bottom, rafter, tool, key, fuel, provision, purvey, yield, afford, equip, fit, fit out, outfit, transistorize, transistorise, upholster, cleat, coal, corbel, cornice, constitutionalize, copper-bottom, curtain, gate, index, joint, articulate, pour, pump, fire, flood, oversupply, glut, toggle, patch, water, leverage, tap, top, reflectorize, reflectorise, retrofit, border, edge, machicolate, sanitate, hat, theme, shelter

 

Grouped Verbs: admit, allow

 

Derivational Morphology: provision, proviso, caterer, supply, supplying, provider, supplier

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 供给   Dutch: voorzien  
Finnish: varustaa   French: pourvoir  
German: versehen   Hungarian: nyújtani  
Italian: provvedere   Japanese: 供給  
Korean: 공급하다   Portuguese: prover  
Russian: обеспечивать   Spanish: proveer  
Swedish: förse  
 
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