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pro·vide

 (prə-vīd′)
v. pro·vid·ed, pro·vid·ing, pro·vides
v.tr.
1.
a. To make available (something needed or desired); furnish: provide food and shelter for a family.
b. To supply something needed or desired to: provided her family with food.
2. To have as an available or desirable feature; afford: a room that provides ample sunlight through French windows.
3. To set down as a stipulation or requirement: an agreement that provides deadlines for completion of the work.
4. Archaic To make ready ahead of time; prepare.
v.intr.
1. To take measures in preparation: provided for the common defense of the states in time of war.
2. To supply means of subsistence: She provides for her family by working in a hospital.
3. To make a stipulation or requirement: The Constitution provides for a bicameral legislature.

[Middle English providen, from Latin prōvidēre, to provide for : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

provide

(prəˈvaɪd)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to put at the disposal of; furnish or supply
2. to afford; yield: this meeting provides an opportunity to talk.
3. (intr; often foll by for or against) to take careful precautions (over): he provided against financial ruin by wise investment.
4. (Banking & Finance) (foll by: for) to supply means of support (to), esp financially: he provides for his family.
5. (Law) (in statutes, documents, etc) to determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), esp by including a proviso condition
6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to confer and induct into ecclesiastical offices
7. rare to have or get in store: in summer many animals provide their winter food.
[C15: from Latin prōvidēre to provide for, from prō- beforehand + vidēre to see]
proˈvider n

pro•vide

(prəˈvaɪd)

v. -vid•ed, -vid•ing. v.t.
1. to make available; furnish: to provide employees with benefits.
2. to supply or equip: to provide the army with tanks.
3. to afford or yield.
4. to stipulate beforehand, as by a provision.
5. Archaic. to prepare or procure beforehand.
v.i.
6. to take measures with due foresight (usu. fol. by for or against).
7. to make a stipulation or provision.
8. to supply means of support (usu. fol. by for): to provide for one's children.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin prōvidēre to foresee, look after, provide for]

provide

  • dub - Meaning "to provide a film with a soundtrack," it is an abbreviation of "double."
  • endow - First meant "provide a dower or dowry."
  • refurbish, refurnish, redecorate, renovate - Refurbish means to "clean up again," refurnish means "to provide with new furnishings," redecorate means "to add new decoration(s)," and renovate means "renew or restore to as-new condition."
  • improvise - Etymologically, if you improvise something, it is because it has not been "provided" for in advance, from Latin improvisus, "unforeseen."

provide

1. 'provide with'

To provide something that someone needs or wants means to give it to them or make it available to them. You say that you provide someone with something.

They provided him with money to buy new clothes.
We can provide you with information that may help you to find a job.

Be Careful!
You must use with in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'They provided him money to buy new clothes'.

2. 'provide for'

You can also say that you provide something for someone.

The animals provide food for their young.
The hospital provides care for thousands of sick children.

Be Careful!
Don't use any preposition except for in sentences like these. Don't say, for example 'The animals provide food to their young'.

If you provide for someone, you regularly give them the things they need, such as money, food, or clothing.

Parents are expected to provide for their children.
If he dies, will the family be provided for?

Be Careful!
You must use for in sentences like these. Don't say, for example, 'Parents are expected to provide their children'.

provide


Past participle: provided
Gerund: providing

Imperative
provide
provide
Present
I provide
you provide
he/she/it provides
we provide
you provide
they provide
Preterite
I provided
you provided
he/she/it provided
we provided
you provided
they provided
Present Continuous
I am providing
you are providing
he/she/it is providing
we are providing
you are providing
they are providing
Present Perfect
I have provided
you have provided
he/she/it has provided
we have provided
you have provided
they have provided
Past Continuous
I was providing
you were providing
he/she/it was providing
we were providing
you were providing
they were providing
Past Perfect
I had provided
you had provided
he/she/it had provided
we had provided
you had provided
they had provided
Future
I will provide
you will provide
he/she/it will provide
we will provide
you will provide
they will provide
Future Perfect
I will have provided
you will have provided
he/she/it will have provided
we will have provided
you will have provided
they will have provided
Future Continuous
I will be providing
you will be providing
he/she/it will be providing
we will be providing
you will be providing
they will be providing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been providing
you have been providing
he/she/it has been providing
we have been providing
you have been providing
they have been providing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been providing
you will have been providing
he/she/it will have been providing
we will have been providing
you will have been providing
they will have been providing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been providing
you had been providing
he/she/it had been providing
we had been providing
you had been providing
they had been providing
Conditional
I would provide
you would provide
he/she/it would provide
we would provide
you would provide
they would provide
Past Conditional
I would have provided
you would have provided
he/she/it would have provided
we would have provided
you would have provided
they would have provided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.provide - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
hydrate - supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance; "the bicyclists must be hydrated frequently"
charge - energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery"
date - provide with a dateline; mark with a date; "She wrote the letter on Monday but she dated it Saturday so as not to reveal that she procrastinated"
feed - feed into; supply; "Her success feeds her vanity"
calk - provide with calks; "calk horse shoes"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
fund - provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
stint, scant, skimp - supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; "sting with the allowance"
terrace, terrasse - provide (a house) with a terrace; "We terrassed the country house"
dado - provide with a dado; "The owners wanted to dado their dining room"
innervate - supply nerves to (some organ or body part)
offer - make available or accessible, provide or furnish; "The conference center offers a health spa"; "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"
signalise, signalize - provide with traffic signals; "signalize a busy intersection"
extend, offer - make available; provide; "extend a loan"; "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"
stock - provide or furnish with a stock of something; "stock the larder with meat"
buy in, stock up, stock - amass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use; "let's stock coffee as long as prices are low"
caption - provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing
tube - provide with a tube or insert a tube into
ticket - provide with a ticket for passage or admission; "Ticketed passengers can board now"
stock - supply with livestock; "stock a farm"
stock - supply with fish; "stock a lake"
rim - furnish with a rim; "rim a hat"
fret - provide (a musical instrument) with frets; "fret a guitar"
step - furnish with steps; "The architect wants to step the terrace"
rail - provide with rails; "The yard was railed"
grate - furnish with a grate; "a grated fireplace"
capitalise, capitalize - supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
alphabetize - provide with an alphabet; "Cyril and Method alphabetized the Slavic languages"
wharf - provide with a wharf; "Wharf the mouth of the river"
air-cool, air-condition - equip with an apparatus for controlling the humidity and temperature; "Our house is not air-conditioned"
uniform - provide with uniforms; "The guards were uniformed"
railroad - supply with railroad lines; "railroad the West"
partner - provide with a partner
bewhisker, whisker - furnish with whiskers; "a whiskered jersey"
subtitle - supply (a movie) with subtitles
headline - provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline
match - provide funds complementary to; "The company matched the employees' contributions"
hobnail - supply with hobnails
wive - provide with a wife; marry (someone) to a wife
victual - supply with food; "The population was victualed during the war"
cloy, surfeit - supply or feed to surfeit
heat - provide with heat; "heat the house"
seat - provide with seats; "seat a concert hall"
seat - put a seat on a chair
ramp - furnish with a ramp; "The ramped auditorium"
arm - supply with arms; "The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"
interleave - provide (books) with blank leaves
glass, glaze - furnish with glass; "glass the windows"
crenel, crenelate, crenellate - supply with battlements
causeway - provide with a causeway; "A causewayed swamp"
canal, canalise, canalize - provide (a city) with a canal
bush - provide with a bushing
brattice - supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines
furnish - provide or equip with furniture; "We furnished the house in the Biedermeyer style"
slat - equip or bar with slats; "Slat the windows"
berth - provide with a berth
bed - furnish with a bed; "The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"
computerise, computerize - provide with computers; "Our office is fully computerized now"
costume - furnish with costumes; as for a film or play
2.provide - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
staff - provide with staff; "This position is not always staffed"
drench - force to drink
regale, treat - provide with choice or abundant food or drink; "Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating"; "She treated her houseguests with good food every night"
board - provide food and lodging (for); "The old lady is boarding three men"
feed, give - give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"
feed - serve as food for; be the food for; "This dish feeds six"
dish, dish up, serve up, dish out, serve - provide (usually but not necessarily food); "We serve meals for the homeless"; "She dished out the soup at 8 P.M."; "The entertainers served up a lively show"
cater - supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets
pimp, procure, pander - arrange for sexual partners for others
help, serve - help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
power - supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines"
feed - provide as food; "Feed the guests the nuts"
pander, gratify, indulge - yield (to); give satisfaction to
underlay - provide with a base, support, lining, or backing; "underlay the boards with joists"
fulfil, fulfill, satisfy, meet, fill - fill or meet a want or need
horse - provide with a horse or horses
shower - provide abundantly with; "He showered her with presents"
accommodate - provide with something desired or needed; "Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"
nourish, nurture, sustain - provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
fix up - find (something or someone) for; "I'll fix you up with a nice girl"
gutter - provide with gutters; "gutter the buildings"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
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"
specify, stipulate, condition, qualify - specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
4.provide - mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"
wage, engage - carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns); "Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"
5.provide - make a possibility or provide opportunity forprovide - 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"
yield, afford, give - be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
admit, allow - afford possibility; "This problem admits of no solution"; "This short story allows of several different interpretations"
6.provide - 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"
support - support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
7.provide - take measures in preparation for; "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"
gear up, prepare, ready, set, fix, set up - make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

provide

verb
1. supply, give, contribute, provision, distribute, outfit, equip, accommodate, donate, furnish, dispense, part with, fork out (informal), stock up, cater to, purvey I will be happy to provide you with a copy of the report. They did not provide any food.
supply refuse, deprive, withhold, keep back
2. give, bring, add, produce, present, serve, afford, yield, lend, render, impart The summit will provide an opportunity for discussions on the crisis.
3. stipulate, state, require, determine, specify, lay down The treaty provides that, by 2000, the US must have removed its military bases.
provide for someone support, look after, care for, keep, maintain, sustain, take care of, fend for He can't even provide for his family.
provide for something take precautions against, plan for, prepare for, anticipate, arrange for, get ready for, make plans for, make arrangements for, plan ahead for, take measures against, forearm for James had provided for just such an emergency.

provide

verb
1. To make (something) readily available:
Idiom: place at one's disposal.
2. To relinquish to the possession or control of another:
phrasal verb
provide for
To supply with the necessities of life:
Idiom: take care of.
Translations
يُزَوَديُزَوِّد، يُعْطييُعيل
poskytnoutzaopatřit obživudátopatřit
forsørgeforsyne medgivetilvejebringe
hankkiavarustaa
pružati
adbiztosítellátfelszerelnyújt
afla, framfleytaútvega
供給する
제공하다
apsirūpintiparūpintipatiektisu sąlyga
apgādātnodrošinātsarūpēt
preskrbeti
sörja för
จัดหา
sağlamakbakmakgeçindirmek
cung cấp

provide

[prəˈvaɪd]
A. VT
1. (= supply)
1.1. [+ materials, food] → proporcionar, suministrar; [+ money, information, evidence] → proporcionar, facilitar; [+ service] → prestar
please place your litter in the receptacle providedpor favor hagan uso de los recipientes que les hemos proporcionado or suministrado para depositar la basura
the meeting provided an opportunity to talkla reunión les brindó or ofreció la oportunidad de hablar
candidates must provide their own pencilslos candidatos deben traer sus propios lápices
to provide sth for sb/sth I will provide food for everyoneproveeré a todo el mundo de comida, proporcionaré or daré comida a todo el mundo
it provides accommodation for five familiesprovee a cinco familias de alojamiento, da or proporciona alojamiento a cinco familias
the company provides free health care for its employeesla empresa presta asistencia médica gratis a sus empleados
it provides shade for the cowsles da sombra a las vacas
they've asked the United Nations to provide protection for civilianshan pedido a las Naciones Unidas que faciliten protección a la población civil
to provide funding/money for sthproporcionar or facilitar fondos/dinero para algo
to provide a solution (to sth)ofrecer una solución (a algo)
1.2.
to provide sb with sth [+ materials, food] → proveer a algn de algo, suministrar algo a algn; [+ money, information, details] → proporcionar or facilitar algo a algn; [+ service] → proporcionar algo a algn; [+ means] → facilitar algo a algn; [+ opportunity] → brindar algo a algn
it provides the plant with a continuous flow of nutrientsprovee a la planta de or suministra a la planta un flujo continuo de nutrientes
it provided her with the opportunity she neededle brindó la oportunidad que necesitaba
1.3.
to provide o.s. with sthproveerse de algo
plants produce sugars and starch to provide themselves with energylas plantas producen azúcares y almidón para proveerse de energía
he had forgotten to provide himself with an alibise le había olvidado buscarse una coartada
2. (= have available) → estar provisto de
the field provides plenty of space for a car parkel campo está provisto de muchísimo espacio para un aparcamiento de coches
the car is provided with a heaterel coche está provisto de un calentador
3. (= stipulate) the law provides thatla ley estipula or dispone que ...
B. VI the Lord will provideDios proveerá
see also provide for
provide against VI + PREP (frm) [person] → tomar precauciones contra, precaverse de; [policy, insurance] → proporcionar protección contra, proporcionar cobertura contra
provide for VI + PREP
1. (financially)
1.1. (= support) [+ person, family] → mantener
parents are expected to provide for their childrense espera que los padres mantengan a sus hijos
1.2. (= make provision for) he wanted to see that the children were well provided forquería asegurarse de que las necesidades de los niños estaban bien cubiertas
his wife was left well provided for in his willen el testamento dejó a su mujer bien asegurado
they are well provided fortienen medios de sobra
individuals are encouraged to provide for themselves by buying private insurancese anima a las personas a que se aseguren el futuro or que hagan previsiones para el futuro comprando un seguro privado
2. (= take care of) → prever
the 50 employers which best provide for the needs of womenlos 50 empresarios que mejor preven las necesidades de las mujeres
we have provided for thateso lo hemos previsto
it's impossible to provide for all eventualitieses imposible prever todas las eventualidades or tomar precauciones contra toda eventualidad
3. (Jur) (= make possible) the accord provides for greater police co-operationen el acuerdo se preve una mayor colaboración por parte de la policía
the Act provides for financial penalties to be imposed on all offendersla ley estipula que se impongan multas a todos los transgresores
as provided for in the 1990 contractde acuerdo con lo estipulado en el contrato de 1990

provide

[prəˈvaɪd] vt
(= supply) [+ food, service, details] → fournir; [+ shelter] → offrir; [+ opportunity] → offrir, fournir; [+ answer] → apporter
I'll be glad to provide a copy of this → Je serais heureux d'en fournir une copie.
All linen is provided → Tout le linge est fourni.
They would not provide any details → Ils ne fournissaient aucun détail.
The ruins provided some shelter from the rain → Les ruines offraient un abri contre la pluie.
to provide sb with sth → fournir qch à qn
They provided us with maps → Ils nous ont fourni des cartes.
The government cannot provide all young people with a job → Le gouvernement ne peut fournir un travail à tous les jeunes.
to be provided with [place] → être doté(e) de
The hotel is well provided with staff → L'hôtel est bien doté en personnel.
This part of town is well provided with public transport
BUT Cette partie de la ville est bien desservie par les transports publics.
to provide that [law, agreement] → stipuler que
provide for
vt fus
[+ person, family] → subvenir aux besoins de
He can't provide for his family any more → Il ne peut plus subvenir aux besoins de sa famille.
to be well provided for
Her father always ensured she was well provided for → Son père s'est toujours assuré qu'elle ne manquait de rien.
(= allow for) [+ possible event, emergency] → prévoir

provide

vt
(= make available)zur Verfügung stellen; (agency) personnelvermitteln; moneybereitstellen; (= lay on, as part of service) chairs, materials, food etc(zur Verfügung) stellen; (= see to, bring along) food, records etcsorgen für; (= produce, give) ideas, specialist knowledge, electricityliefern; light, shadespenden, geben; privacysorgen für, schaffen; topic of conversationsorgen für, liefern; X provided the money and Y (provided) the expertiseX stellte das Geld bereit und Y lieferte das Fachwissen; a local band provided the musiceine örtliche Kapelle sorgte für die Musik; candidates must provide their own pensdie Kandidaten müssen ihr Schreibgerät selbst stellen
to provide something for somebodyetw für jdn stellen; (= make available)jdm etw zur Verfügung stellen; (= find, supply: agency etc) → jdm etw besorgen; to provide food and clothes for one’s familyfür Nahrung und Kleidung seiner Familie sorgen; I can’t provide enough food for everyoneich kann nicht genug Essen für alle stellen; it provides a certain amount of privacy/shade for the inhabitantses gibt den Bewohnern eine gewisse Abgeschlossenheit/etwas Schatten; they provide a restroom/bus for their workerssie stellen einen Ruheraum/Bus für ihre Arbeiter
to provide somebody with something (with food, clothing etc)jdn mit etw versorgen; (= equip)jdn mit etw versehen or ausstatten; with excuse, idea, answerjdm etw geben or liefern; with opportunity, informationjdm etw verschaffen or geben or liefern; the job provided him with a good salary/with the necessary experiencedie Stelle verschaffte ihm genug Geld/die nötige Erfahrung; this provided the school with enough money to build a gymnasiumdadurch hatte die Schule genügend Geld zur Verfügung, um eine Turnhalle zu bauen
(= stipulate: clause, agreement) → vorsehen; unless otherwise providedsofern nichts Gegenteiliges bestimmt ist ? provided (that), providing (that)
vi the Lord will provide (prov) → der Herr wirds schon geben; a husband who provides wellein Ehemann, der gut für seine Familie/Frau sorgt
vr to provide oneself with somethingsich mit etw ausstatten; to provide oneself with a good excusesich (dat)eine gute Entschuldigung zurechtlegen

provide

[prəˈvaɪd]
1. vt
a. (supply) → fornire
it provides plenty of scope for development → offre molte possibilità di sviluppo
to provide sb with sth, provide sth for sb → fornire qc a qn
to be provided with → essere dotato/a or munito/a di
b. (legislation) → prevedere
2. vi the Lord will provideDio provvederà
provide for vi + prep
a. (financially) → provvedere a; (in the future) → provvedere al futuro di
b. the treaty does not provide for thatil trattato non lo contempla
we have provided for that → vi abbiamo provveduto

provide

(prəˈvaid) verb
1. to give or supply. He provided the wine for the meal; He provided them with a bed for the night.
2. (with for) to have enough money to supply what is necessary. He is unable to provide for his family.
proˈvided, proˈviding
conjuction if; on condition (that). We can buy it provided/providing (that) we have enough money.

provide

يُزَوَد poskytnout tilvejebringe zur Verfügung stellen παρέχω suministrar hankkia fournir pružati fornire 供給する 제공하다 leveren skaffe dostarczyć fornecer предоставлять sörja för จัดหา sağlamak cung cấp 供应

provide

v. proveer, dar, abastecer, facilitar;
___ food, watersuministrar alimentos, agua.

provide

vt proveer, proporcionar
References in classic literature ?
I'm the oldest," began Meg, but Jo cut in with a decided, "I'm the man of the family now Papa is away, and I shall provide the slippers, for he told me to take special care of Mother while he was gone.
Can you provide means for taking us to the Copan valley?
It was his plan that every cent of his sister's wages should be paid over to him each month, and he would provide her with such clothing as he thought necessary.
A hunter would be her companion, who knew how to provide for her smallest wants; and a warrior was at her side who was able to protect he against every danger.
We immediately proceeded to collect what we could of our horses, and other cattle, and bring them through the posterns into the fort: And in the evening of the ninth, I returned answer, that we were determined to defend our fort while a man was living--Now, said I to their commander, who stood attentively hearing my sentiments, We laugh at all your formidable preparations: But thank you for giving us notice and time to provide for our defence.
He asked for a paper of tobacco; and as she had neglected to provide herself with the article, her brutal customer dashed down his newly-bought pipe and left the shop, muttering some unintelligible words, which had the tone and bitterness of a curse.
At times a fearful doubt strove to possess her soul, whether it were not better to send Pearl at once to Heaven, and go herself to such futurity as Eternal Justice should provide.
Something or other had brought nearer home to me that I had all but pinned the boy to my shawl and that, in the way our companions were marshaled before me, I might have appeared to provide against some danger of rebellion.
Before showing that picture to any Nantucketer, you had best provide for your summary retreat from Nantucket.
This done, the carpenter received orders to have the leg completed that night; and to provide all the fittings for it, independent of those pertaining to the distrusted one in use.
As the horses did not belong to these men the only thing they thought of was how to get their money out of them, first, to pay the master, and then to provide for their own living; and a dreadful time some of these horses had of it.
There was no escaping; you might provide all your doors and windows with screens, but their buzzing outside would be like the swarming of bees, and whenever you opened the door they would rush in as if a storm of wind were driving them.