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provide forphrasal verb
to give someone the things that they need to live, such as food, money, and clothing She has three children to provide for. He didn't provide for them in his will (= did not leave them any money).jump to other results
provide for somebody
- 1to make preparations to deal with something that might happen in the future The original system did not provide for this sudden increase in demand.
- 2(of a law, rule, etc.) to make it possible for something to be done The legislation provides for the detention of suspected terrorists for up to seven days.