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provide

pro·vide

provide

 
pronunciation:
pr vaId
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: provided providing, provides
definition 1: to give what is needed; supply.
The math teacher provided books, rulers, and paper.
synonyms:
furnish, serve, supply
antonyms:
deprive, refuse, withhold
similar words:
accommodate, afford, allow, provision
definition 2: to make available for use.
The group provides an important service.
synonyms:
afford
similar words:
administer, carry, extend, fulfill, implement, perform, render, serve
definition 3: to set as a rule; arrange as a condition.
The law provides that people who litter will be fined.
similar words:
guard against
definition 4: to supply necessary items such as money (often followed by "for").
She provides for her children.
synonyms:
minister
antonyms:
neglect
similar words:
care for, cater, outfit, serve
derivations: providable (adj.), provider (n.)
Word Parts
The word provide contains the following part:
vid, vis, -vise Latin root that means see