1. Give something useful or necessary to (synset 202332196)
    "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
  2. Give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance (synset 201185006)
    "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
  3. Determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation (synset 201065210)
    "The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"; "The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"
  4. Mount or put up (synset 202381380)
    "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"
  5. Make a possibility or provide opportunity for;
    Permit to be attainable or cause to remain (synset 202727313)
    "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"
  6. Supply means of subsistence;
    Earn a living (synset 202224224)
    "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"
  7. Take measures in preparation for (synset 200407888)
    "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"

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