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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

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.

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

It's a heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody. My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can and provide entertainment for everyone who wanted to watch basketball. Obviously, people may not agree with that; again, I can't live with what everyone's impression of what I should or what I shouldn't do.
Michael Jordan

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
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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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