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provide

 
Verb provide has 7 senses
  1. supply, provide, render, furnish - provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
    --1 is one way to give
    Derived forms: noun provision2, noun provider1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody with something
    Somebody ----s something with something
  2. provide, supply, ply, cater - provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
    --2 is one way to give
    Derived forms: noun provision2, noun provider2
    Sample sentences:
    They provide the food to the people
    They provide the people the food
  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"
    --3 is one way to
    stipulate, qualify, condition, specify
    Derived form: noun provision1
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    It ----s that CLAUSE
  4. put up, provide, offer - mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"
    --4 is one way to engage, wage
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  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"
    --5 is one way to yield, give, afford
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    => Somebody ----s PP
  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"
    --6 is one way to support
    Derived form: noun provision2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
  7. provide - take measures in preparation for; "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"
    --7 is one way to
    fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s PP
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