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provide

EN[-aɪd] [pɹəˈvaɪd]
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    Definition of provide in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGprovidesPRprovidingPT, PPprovidedPREpro-SUF-ide
    1. To make a living; earn money for necessities.
      1. It is difficult to provide for my family working on minimum wage.
    2. To act to prepare for something.
      1. To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate.
        1. The contract provides that the work be well done.
        2. I'll lend you the money, provided that you pay it back by Monday.
      2. To give what is needed or desired, especially basic needs.
        1. Don't bother bringing equipment, as we will provide it.
        2. We aim to provide the local community with more green spaces.
      3. To furnish (with), cause to be present.
        1. To make possible or attainable.
          1. He provides us with an alternative option.
        2. OBS (Latinism) To foresee.
          1. To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See provisor.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • If someone normally burns in 10 minutes with no sunscreen, then a sunscreen with sun protection factor 20 will provide protection for up to 20x10 = 200 minutes
              • Tag files provide a very simple way for content and functionality to be abstracted away from JSP pages and into reusable components.
              • They provide the apicobasal polarity of tubular cells and regulate the paracellular flux of molecules between urine and interstitium.
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Major migrations and cattle drives may require more water on their path than springlets can provide.
              • An extended phase diagram describing the regions of stability of all known types of DWs in permalloy nanostrips is provided.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Verbs
            Related Links:
            1. en provided
            2. en providence
            3. fr providence
            4. en provides
            5. en provider
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            Grammatically, this word "provide" is a verb.
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