provide for

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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.
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sørge for
pobrinuti se za
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w>provide for

vi +prep obj
family etcversorgen, sorgen für, Sorge tragen für; he made sure that his family would be well provided forer stellte sicher, dass seine Familie gut versorgt war or dass für seine Familie gut gesorgt war
the law/treaty provides for penalties against abusesbei Missbrauch sieht das Gesetz/der Vertrag Strafe vor; as provided for in the 1970 contractwie in dem Vertrag von 1970 vorgesehen; we provided for all emergencieswir haben für alle Notfälle vorgesorgt; we have provided for an increase in costs of 25%wir haben eine Kostensteigerung von 25% einkalkuliert
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provide for

يُزَوِد zaopatřit sørge for sorgen für φροντίζω mantener elättää subvenir pobrinuti se za provvedere 準備する 돕다 onderhouden ta forholdsregler mot utrzymać prover a subsistência обеспечивать (средствами к существованию) försörja จัดหาให้ geçimini sağlamak trợ cấp 供养
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We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
The balloon always retains the same quantity of hydrogen, and the variations of temperature that I produce in the midst of this shut-up gas are, of themselves, sufficient to provide for all these ascending and descending movements.
But is the art of medicine or any other art faulty or deficient in any quality in the same way that the eye may be deficient in sight or the ear fail of hearing, and therefore requires another art to provide for the interests of seeing and hearing-- has art in itself, I say, any similar liability to fault or defect, and does every art require another supplementary art to provide for its interests, and that another and another without end?
Then now, Thrasymachus, there is no longer any doubt that neither arts nor governments provide for their own interests; but, as we were before saying, they rule and provide for the interests of their subjects who are the weaker and not the stronger-- to their good they attend and not to the good of the superior.
The authorities essential to the common defense are these: to raise armies; to build and equip fleets; to prescribe rules for the government of both; to direct their operations; to provide for their support.
And unless it can be shown that the circumstances which may affect the public safety are reducible within certain determinate limits; unless the contrary of this position can be fairly and rationally disputed, it must be admitted, as a necessary consequence, that there can be no limitation of that authority which is to provide for the defense and protection of the community, in any matter essential to its efficacy that is, in any matter essential to the FORMATION, DIRECTION, or SUPPORT of the NATIONAL FORCES.
It has been urged and echoed, that the power "to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts, and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," amounts to an unlimited commission to exercise every power which may be alleged to be necessary for the common defense or general welfare.
in our position, one must provide for everything), I shall try to gain the coast of France.