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provide

pro·vide

provide

 
pronunciation:
pr vaId
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: provided providing, provides
definition 1: to supply; furnish.
The relief agency provided the earthquake victims with food.The school provides textbooks to the students.
synonyms:
furnish, purvey, serve, supply
antonyms:
deprive, refuse, withhold
similar words:
accommodate, afford, allow, find, give, provision, victual
definition 2: to make available for use; afford.
The group provides an important service.
synonyms:
afford, offer, proffer, tender
similar words:
administer, carry, extend, fulfill, give, implement, perform, render, serve
definition 3: to arrange or specify beforehand.
This law provides that speeders will be fined.
similar words:
forearm, guard against, specify
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to take precautionary action (usu. fol. by for or against).
The village provided for a harsh winter.
synonyms:
prepare, stock up, store up
similar words:
gear up, guard
definition 2: to supply necessities such as money (often fol. by for).
She provides for her children.
synonyms:
attend, deliver, minister
antonyms:
neglect
similar words:
care for, cater, outfit, serve
definition 3: to make an arrangement, agreement, or condition.
The system provides for free medical care.
synonyms:
deliver, perform, yield
similar words:
carry out, cater
derivations: providable (adj.), provider (n.)
Word Parts
The word provide contains the following part:
vid, vis, -vise Latin root that means see