English

Question

what is the definition for the word provide?

2 Answer

  •  to make something available , to supply or make available or to make preparation to meet a need

  • 1

    a

    : to supply or make available (something wanted or needed)  

    provided new uniforms for the band

    also : afford  

    curtains provide privacy  

    b

    : to make something available to  

    provide the children with free balloons

    2

    : to have as a condition : stipulate  

    the contract provides that certain deadlines will be met

    3

    archaic : to prepare in advance  

    intransitive verb

    1

    : to make preparation to meet a need  

    provide for entertainment

    especially : to supply something for sustenance or support  

    provides for the poor  

    2

    : to make a proviso or stipulation  

    the Constitution … provides for an elected two-chamber legislature

    — Current Biography  

    3

    : to take precautionary measures  

    provide for the common defense

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