Provide

  • 1 provide — pro‧vide [prəˈvaɪd] verb [transitive] 1. to give someone what they need, or to make sure they get it: • The World Bank is providing funding for the project. provide somebody with something • Our computerised information service can provide busy… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 provide — provide, supply, furnish mean to give or to get what is desired by or needed for someone or something. The words are often used interchangeably without seeming loss {provide what is needed for an army} {supply daily rations of food} {furnish… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 Provide — Pro*vide , v. i. 1. To procure supplies or means in advance; to take measures beforehand in view of an expected or a possible future need, especially a danger or an evil; followed by against or for; as, to provide against the inclemency of the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Provide — Pro*vide , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Provided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Providing}.] [L. providere, provisum; pro before + videre to see. See {Vision}, and cf. {Prudent}, {Purvey}.] 1. To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 provide — ► VERB 1) make available for use; supply. 2) (provide with) equip or supply (someone) with. 3) (provide for) make adequate preparation or arrangements for. 4) stipulate in a will or other legal document. DERIVATIVES provider …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 provide — I (arrange for) verb anticipate needs, appoint, care for, consulere, contract, direct, engage, get ready, look after, make allowance for, make preparations, make provision, make ready, manage, organize, pave the way, plan, prepare, providere,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 provide — [v1] supply, support accommodate, add, administer, afford, arrange, bestow, bring, care, cater, contribute, dispense, equip, favor, feather*, feed, fit, fit out, fix up, fix up with, furnish, give, grant, hand over, heel*, impart, implement,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 provide — (v.) early 15c., from L. providere look ahead, prepare, supply, from pro ahead (see PRO (Cf. pro )) + videre to see (see VISION (Cf. vision)). Related: Provided; providing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 provide — [prə vīd′, prōvīd′] vt. provided, providing [ME providen < L providere < pro , PRO 2 + videre, to see: see VISION] 1. Now Rare to get ready beforehand 2. to make available; supply 3. to supply (someone) with something …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 provide — pro|vide W1S1 [prəˈvaıd] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: providere to see ahead, provide , from videre to see ] 1.) to give something to someone or make it available to them, because they need it or want it →↑provision ▪ Tea and biscuits …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 provide */*/*/ — UK [prəˈvaɪd] / US verb Word forms provide : present tense I/you/we/they provide he/she/it provides present participle providing past tense provided past participle provided Get it right: provide: When provide means to give someone something they …

    English dictionary

  • 12 provide — v. 1) (d; intr.) to provide for (to provide for one s family; to provide for every contingency) 2) (D; tr.) to provide for (to provide blankets for the refugees) 3) (d; tr.) to provide with (they were provided with the proper equipment; we… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 provide — pro|vide [ prə vaıd ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to give someone something that they want or need: Our office can provide information on the local area. A taxi service from the airport will be provided. provide someone with something: The book… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 provide — verb (T) 1 to make sure that someone gets what they need, especially by giving it to them: provide sth for sb: The hotel provides a shoe cleaning service for guests. | provide sb with sth: a project designed to provide young people with work |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 provide — 01. My son s hockey team was [provided] with free drinks by a local sponsor following every game. 02. Many restaurants are happy to [provide] free birthday cake if you let them know in advance that you will be bringing a group for a party. 03.… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 provide — verb ADVERB ▪ kindly ▪ a buffet dinner, kindly provided by club members ▪ free, free of charge ▪ Careers advice is provided free of charge. VERB + PROVIDE …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 provide — [[t]prəva͟ɪd[/t]] ♦ provides, providing, provided 1) VERB If you provide something that someone needs or wants, or if you provide them with it, you give it to them or make it available to them. [V n] I ll be glad to provide a copy of this... [V …

    English dictionary

  • 18 provide — verb 1) the foundation will provide funds Syn: supply, give, issue, furnish, come up with, dispense, bestow, impart, produce, yield, bring forth, bear, deliver, donate, contribute, pledge, advance …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 provide — verb (provided; providing) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin providēre, literally, to see ahead, from pro forward + vidēre to see more at pro , wit Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to take precautionary measures < provide for the… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 provide — providable, adj. /preuh vuyd /, v., provided, providing. v.t. 1. to make available; furnish: to provide employees with various benefits. 2. to supply or equip: to provide the army with new fighter planes. 3. to afford or yield. 4. Law. to arrange …

    Universalium


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