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Definition of Provide

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

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

I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.
Stephen Hawking

When you have a godly husband, a godly wife, children who respect their parents and who are loved by their parents, who provide for those children their physical and spiritual and material needs, lovingly, you have the ideal unit.
Jerry Falwell

Most of those coming from the mainland are very destitute, almost naked. I am trying to find places for those able to work, and provide for them as best I can, so as to lighten the burden on the Government as much as possible, while at the same time they learn to respect themselves by earning their own living.
Harriet Tubman

We need to revise our economic thinking to give full value to our natural resources. This revised economics will stabilize both the theory and the practice of free-market capitalism. It will provide business and public policy with a powerful new tool for economic development, profitability, and the promotion of the public good.
Paul Hawken
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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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