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provide/prəˈvaɪd/verb
providesprovidedproviding
provide
/prəˈvaɪd/
verb
providesprovidedproviding
Learner's definition of PROVIDE  
[+ object] 
: to make (something) available: to supply (something that is wanted or needed)
   b : to give something wanted or needed to (someone or something): to supply (someone or something) with something
[+ object]formal : to say that something will or should happen: to make it certain or possible that something will happen or be done
[no object] : to supply what is needed for someone to live

provide against

[phrasal verb]
provide against (something) 
: to do what is needed to prepare for (something bad that might happen)

provide for

[phrasal verb]
provide for (something) : to cause (something) to be available or to happen in the future
provide for (something or someone) : to supply what is needed for (something or someone)
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