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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

If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible.
William Lyon Phelps

For just a few dollars a dose, vaccines save lives and help reduce poverty. Unlike medical treatment, they provide a lifetime of protection from deadly and debilitating disease. They are safe and effective. They cut healthcare and treatment costs, reduce the number of hospital visits, and ensure healthier children, families and communities.
Seth Berkley

If you look at the human condition today, not everyone is well fed, has access to good medical care, or the physical basics that provide for a healthy and a happy life.
Ralph Merkle

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Epicurus

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.
Christopher Hitchens
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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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