Provide - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |prəˈvaɪd|  American pronunciation of the word provide
Brit.  |prəˈvaɪd|  British pronunciation of the word provide
- give something useful or necessary to (syn: furnish, render, supply)
- give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance (syn: cater, ply, supply)
- determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
- mount or put up (syn: offer, put up)
- make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain (syn: allow, leave)
- supply means of subsistence; earn a living
- take measures in preparation for


The Web site provides information about local activities.

The curtains on the windows provide privacy.

The school provided new uniforms for the band.

The goal is to provide health care to as many people as possible.

Coffee and doughnuts will be provided at the meeting.

The Web site provides users with information about local activities.

The school provided the band with new uniforms.

The store provides its customers with excellent service.

Workers were provided with gloves for protection.

The contract provides that certain deadlines will be met.

He provided a car with a radio.

There is no way that we can provide another teacher for that class.

Steps can be taken to provide against a severe winter.

The expenses are provided for in the budget.

The new law provides for equality of human rights.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: provide
he/she/it: provides
present participle: providing
past tense: provided
past participle: provided
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