Conjunction: provided pru'vI-did
Verb: provide pru'vId
- On condition, with the understanding, if; usually followed by that
"I'll go provided that I can wear what I like"
- Give something useful or necessary to
"We provided the room with an electrical heater";
- supply, render, furnish
- Give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests";
- supply, ply, cater
- Determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
"The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"; "The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"
- Mount or put up
"provide a good fight";
- put up, offer
- Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
"This procedure provides for lots of leeway";
- leave, allow for, allow
- Supply means of subsistence; earn a living
"He provides for his large family by working three jobs";
- bring home the bacon
- Take measures in preparation for
"provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"
Type of: afford, condition, engage, fix, gear up, give, prepare, qualify, ready, set, set up, specify, stipulate, support, wage, yield