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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 company provides the workers with uniforms and necessary tools.The rescue team provided water and food to the victims.
antonyms:
refuse
similar words:
accommodate, allow, give
definition 2: to supply necessary things such as food and shelter.
She provides for her children by working hard.
similar words:
care for, cater, serve
derivations: providable (adj.), provider (n.)
Word Parts
The word provide contains the following part:
vid, vis, -vise Latin root that means see