HyperDic: provide

English > 7 senses of the word provide:
VERBpossessionprovide, supply, render, furnishgive something useful or necessary to
consumptionprovide, supply, ply, catergive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
communicationprovidedetermine (what is to happen / happen in certain contingencies) , especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
socialprovide, put up, offermount or put up
stativeprovide, leave, allow for, allowmake a possibility or provide opportunity for
possessionprovide, bring home the baconsupply means of subsistence
changeprovidetake measures in preparation for
provide > pronunciation
Soundsprahvay'd
Rhymesabide ... Yuletide: 172 rhymes with ayd...
English > provide: 7 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningGive something useful or necessary to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody with something; Somebody ----s something with something
Example"We provided the room with an electrical heater"
Synonymssupply, render, furnish
Entailed bysupplementadd as a supplement to what seems insufficient
Narrowerair-cool, air-conditionequip with an apparatus for controlling the humidity and temperature
alphabetizeProvide with an alphabet
armSupply with arms
bedFurnish with a bed
berthProvide with a berth / berth
bewhisker, whiskerFurnish with whiskers
border, edgeProvide with a border or edge
bottomProvide with a bottom or a seat / seat
bratticeSupply with a brattice, to ventilate mines
bushProvide with a bushing
calkProvide with calks
canal, canalize, canaliseProvide (a city) with a canal
capitalize, capitaliseSupply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
captionProvide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing
causewayProvide with a causeway
chargeenergize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
cleatProvide with cleats
coalSupply with coal
computerize, computeriseProvide with computers
constitutionalizeProvide with a constitution, as of a country
copper-bottomProvide with a copper bottom
corbelFurnish with a corbel
corniceFurnish with a cornice
costumeFurnish with costumes
crenel, crenelate, crenellateSupply with battlements
curtainProvide with drapery
dadoProvide with a dado
dateProvide with a dateline
equip, fit, fit out, outfitProvide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
extend, offermake available
feedfeed into
flood, oversupply, glutSupply with an excess of
fretProvide (a musical instrument) with frets
fuelProvide with a combustible substance that provides energy
fuel, fireProvide with fuel
fundProvide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
furnishProvide or equip with furniture
gateSupply with a gate
glass, glazeFurnish with glass
grateFurnish with a grate
hatFurnish with a hat
headlineProvide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline
headquarterProvide with headquarters
heatProvide with heat / heat / heat
hobnailSupply with hobnails
hydrateSupply water or liquid / liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance
indexProvide with an index
innervateSupply nerves to (some organ or body part)
interleaveProvide (books) with blank leaves
joint, articulateProvide with a joint
kernFurnish with a kern
keyProvide with a key
leverageProvide with leverage
machicolateSupply with projecting galleries
matchProvide funds complementary to
offermake available or accessible, provide or furnish
partnerProvide with a partner
patchProvide with a patch
pourSupply in large amounts or quantities
provision, purveySupply with provisions / provisions
pumpSupply in great quantities
rafterProvide (a ceiling) with rafters
railProvide with rails
railroadSupply with railroad lines
rampFurnish with a ramp
reflectorize, reflectoriseProvide with reflectors, such as chemicals
retrofitProvide with parts, devices, or equipment not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture
rimFurnish with a rim
sanitateProvide with sanitary facilities or appliances
seatProvide with seats / seats / seats
seatPut a seat on a chair
shelterProvide shelter / shelter for
signalize, signaliseProvide with traffic signals
slatequip or bar with slats
stepFurnish with steps
stint, skimp, scantSupply sparingly and with restricted quantities
stock, buy in, stock upAmass so as to keep for future use or sale or for a particular occasion or use
stockProvide or furnish with a stock of something
stockSupply with livestock
stockSupply with fish
subtitleSupply (a movie) with subtitles
surfeit, cloySupply or feed to surfeit
tapFurnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid / liquid from it
terrace, terrasseProvide (a house) with a terrace
themeProvide with a particular theme or motive
ticketProvide with a ticket for passage or admission
toggleProvide with a toggle or toggles
toolFurnish with tools
top, top outProvide with a top or finish the top (of a structure)
transistorize, transistoriseequip (an electronic circuit or device) with transistors
tubeProvide with a tube or insert / insert a tube into
uniformProvide with uniforms
upholsterProvide furniture with padding, springs, webbing, and covers
victualSupply with food
waterProvide with water
wharfProvide with a wharf
wiveProvide with a wife
yield, give, affordBe the cause or source of
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishabastecer, aportar, aprovisionar, dotar, entregar, facilitar, proporcionar, proveer, suministrar, suplir, surtir
Catalanabastir, aportar, dotar, facilitar, prestar, proporcionar, proveir, subministrar
Nounsprovidersomeone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
provisionthe activity of supplying or providing something
English > provide: 7 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningGive what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody with something
ModelThey provide the food to the people; They provide the people the food
Example"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"
Synonymssupply, ply, cater
NarroweraccommodateProvide with something desired or needed
boardProvide food and lodging (for)
caterSupply food ready to eat
drenchForce to drink
feed, giveGive food to
feedServe as food for
feedProvide as food
fit, conform to, meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfilsatisfy a condition or restriction
fix upFind (something or someone) for
gratify, pander, indulgeYield (to)
gutterProvide with gutters
horseProvide with a horse or horses
nourish, nurture, sustainProvide with nourishment
pander, pimp, procureArrange for sexual partners for others
powerSupply the force or power for the functioning of
regale, treatProvide with choice or abundant food or drink
serve, serve up, dish out, dish up, dishProvide (usually but not necessarily food)
serve, helpHelp to some food
showerProvide abundantly with
staffProvide with staff
underlayProvide with a base, support, lining, or backing
Broadergivetransfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody
Spanishabastecer, aportar, aprovisionar, cateraje, dotar, facilitar, ministrar, proporcionar, proveer, suministrar, surtir
Catalanaportar, dotar, facilitar, proporcionar, subministrar
Nounsprovidersomeone who provides the means for subsistence
provisionthe activity of supplying or providing something
English > provide: 7 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningDetermine (what is to happen / happen in certain contingencies) , especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; It ----s that CLAUSE
Examples
  • "The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"
  • "The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"
Broaderstipulate, qualify, condition, specifySpecify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement
Spanishdisponer
Nounsprovisiona stipulated condition
English > provide: 7 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningmount or put up.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsput up, offer
Broaderengage, wagecarry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
Spanishbrindar, levantar, ofrecer
English > provide: 7 senses > verb 5, stative
Meaningmake a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"
Synonymsleave, allow for, allow
Broaderyield, give, affordBe the cause or source of
Similar toadmit, allowafford possibility
Spanishdejar, permitir
Catalandeixar, permetre
English > provide: 7 senses > verb 6, possession
MeaningSupply means of subsistence; earn a living.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"He provides for his large family by working three jobs"
Synonymbring home the bacon
Broadersupportsupport materially or financially
Nounsprovisionthe activity of supplying or providing something
English > provide: 7 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningTake measures in preparation for.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"
Broaderfix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Adjectivesprovidentproviding carefully for the future

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