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Definition 1: take measures in preparation for - [verb of change]

Samples where provide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship

(provide is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation - [verb of communication]

Samples where provide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The will provides that each child should receive half of the money
  • The Constitution provides for the right to free speech

(provide is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 3: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance - [verb of consumption]

Samples where provide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

Synonyms for provide in the sense of this definition

(provide is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of provide ) yield (to); give satisfaction to

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a base, support, lining, or backing

"underlay the boards with joists"

(... is a kind of provide ) fill, satisfy or meet a want or need or condtion ro restriction

"does this paper meet the requirements for the degree?" "This job doesn't match my dreams" "meet a need"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a horse or horses

(... is a kind of provide ) provide abundantly with

"He showered her with presents"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with something desired or needed

"Can you accommodate me with a rental car?"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with nourishment

"We sustained ourselves on bread and water" "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

(... is a kind of provide ) find (something or someone) for

"I'll fix you up with a nice girl"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with gutters

"gutter the buildings"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide as food

"Feed the guests the nuts"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply the force or power for the functioning of

"The gasoline powers the engines"

(... is a kind of provide ) force to drink

(... is a kind of provide ) 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"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide food and lodging (for)

"The old lady is boarding three men"

(... is a kind of provide ) give food to

"Feed the starving children in India" "don't give the child this tough meat"

(... is a kind of provide ) serve as food for; be the food for

"This dish feeds six"

(... is a kind of provide ) 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"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets

(... is a kind of provide ) arrange for sexual partners for others

(... is a kind of provide ) help to some food; help with food or drink

"I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with staff

"This position is not always staffed"

Definition 4: give something useful or necessary to - [verb of possession]

Samples where provide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We provided the room with an electrical heater

Synonyms for provide in the sense of this definition

(provide is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide (a city) with a canal

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a combustible substance that provides energy

"fuel aircraft, ships, and cars"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with provisions

(... is a kind of provide ) be the cause or source of

"He gave me a lot of trouble" "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

"The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

(... is a kind of provide ) equip (an electronic circuit or device) with transistors

(... is a kind of provide ) provide furniture with padding, springs, webbing, and covers

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with cleats

"cleat running shoes for better traction"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with coal

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with a corbel

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with a cornice

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a key

"We were keyed after the locks were changed in the building"

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with tools

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a bushing

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines

(... is a kind of provide ) provide or equip with furniture

"We furnished the house in the Biedermeyer style"

(... is a kind of provide ) equip or bar with slats

"Slat the windows"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a berth

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with a bed

"The inn keeper could bed all the new arrivals"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with computers

"Our office is fully computerized now"

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with costumes; as for a film or play

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a bottom or a seat

"bottom the chairs"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide (a ceiling) with rafters

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a constitution, as of a country

"The United States were constitutionalized in the late 18th century"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a copper bottom

"copper-bottom a frying pan"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with drapery

"curtain the bedrooms"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)

"the towers were topped with conical roofs"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with reflectors, such as chemicals

"the driveway was reflectorized for safety reasons"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with parts, devices, or equipment not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture

"They car companies retrofitted all the old models with new carburetors"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a border or edge

"edge the tablecloth with embroidery"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with projecting galleries

"machicolate the castle walls"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with sanitary facilities or appliances

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with a hat

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a particular theme or motive

"the restaurant often themes its menus"

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with a kern

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with headquarters

"the compnay is headquartered in New Jersey"

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it

"tap a cask of wine"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with leverage

"We need to leverage this company"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with a gate

"The house was gated"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with an index

"index the book"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a joint

"the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply in large amounts or quantities

"We poured money into the education of our children"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply in great quantities

"Pump money into a project"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with fuel

"Oil fires the furnace"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with an excess of

"flood the market with tennis shoes" "Glut the country with cheap imports from the Orient"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a toggle or toggles

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a patch; also used metaphorically

"The field was patched with snow"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with water

"We watered the buffalo"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide shelter for

"After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance

"the bicyclists must be hydrated frequently"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide or furnish with a stock of something

"stock the larder with meat"

(... is a kind of provide ) 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"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a tube or insert a tube into

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a ticket for passage or admission

"Ticketed passengers can board now"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with livestock

"stock a farm"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with fish

"stock a lake"

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with a rim

"rim a hat"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide (a musical instrument) with frets

"fret a guitar"

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with steps

"The architect wants to step the terrace"

(... is a kind of provide ) make available; provide

"extend a loan" "The bank offers a good deal on new mortgages"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with traffic signals

"signalize a busy intersection"

(... is a kind of provide ) energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge

"I need to charge my car battery"

(... is a kind of provide ) 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"

(... is a kind of provide ) feed into; supply

"Her success feeds her vanity"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with calks

"calk horse shoes"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest

(... is a kind of provide ) supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

"stint with the allowance"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide (a house) with a terrace

"We terrassed the country house"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a dado

"The owners wanted to dado their dining room"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply nerves to (some organ or body part)

(... is a kind of provide ) make available or accessible, provide or furnish

"The conference center offers a health spa" "The hotel offers private meeting rooms"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with rails

"The yard was railed"

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with a grate

"a grated fireplace"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with food

"The population was victualed during the war"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply or feed to surfeit

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with heat

"heat the house"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with seats

"seat a concert hall"

(... is a kind of provide ) put a seat on a chair

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with a ramp

"The ramped auditorium"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with arms

"The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide (books) with blank leaves

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with glass

"glass the windows"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with battlements

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a wife; marry (someone) to a wife

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with hobnails

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with an alphabet

"Cyril and Method alphabetized the Slavic languages"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a wharf

"Wharf the mouth of the river"

(... is a kind of provide ) equip with an apparatus for controlling the humidity and temperature

"Our house is not air-conditioned"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with uniforms

"The guards were uniformed"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply with railroad lines

"railroad the West"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a partner

(... is a kind of provide ) furnish with whiskers

"a whiskered jersey"

(... is a kind of provide ) supply (a movie) with subtitles

(... is a kind of provide ) provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline

(... is a kind of provide ) provide funds complementary to

"The company matched the employees' contributions"

(... is a kind of provide ) provide with a causeway

"A causewayed swamp"

Definition 5: supply means of subsistence; earn a living - [verb of possession]

Samples where provide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for provide in the sense of this definition

(provide is a kind of ...) support materially or financially

"he does not support his natural children" "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"

Samples where provide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • put up a good fight
  • offer resistance

Synonyms for provide in the sense of this definition

(provide is a kind of ...) carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)

"Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe"

Definition 7: make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain - [verb of stative]

Samples where provide or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for provide in the sense of this definition

(provide is a kind of ...) be the cause or source of

"He gave me a lot of trouble" "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

(provide has a similar meaning as ...) afford possibility

"This problem admits of no solution" "This short story allows of several different interpretations"

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