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Definition of Provide


  1. To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare.
  2. To supply; to afford; to contribute.
  3. To furnish; to supply; -- formerly followed by of, now by with.
  4. To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate; as, the contract provides that the work be well done.
  5. To foresee.
  6. To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See Provisor.
  7. 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 weather; to provide for the education of a child.
  8. To stipulate previously; to condition; as, the agreement provides for an early completion of the work.

Provide Quotations

Mentors provide professional networks, outlets for frustration, college and career counseling, general life advice, and most importantly, an extra voice telling a student they are smart enough and capable enough to cross the stage at graduation and land their first paycheck from a career pathway job.
Gerald Chertavian

Friendly people are caring people, eager to provide encouragement and support when needed most.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.
James H. Douglas, Jr.

Employees are a company's greatest asset - they're your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company's mission.
Anne M. Mulcahy

Governments will always play a huge part in solving big problems. They set public policy and are uniquely able to provide the resources to make sure solutions reach everyone who needs them. They also fund basic research, which is a crucial component of the innovation that improves life for everyone.
Bill Gates
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Provide Translations

provide in Dutch is provianderen, spekken, bevoorraden
provide in French is obvier, approvisionnez, approvisionnons, pourvois
provide in Italian is provvedere, ovviare
provide in Latin is provideo, exorno, suggero, ministro, praebeo
provide in Spanish is facilitar, proveer, evitar, suministrar
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