Meaning of provide

Definition of provide

(verb) give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
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"
mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"
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"
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"
take measures in preparation for; "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"

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