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English definition of “provide”

provide

verb  /prəˈvɑɪd/ us  

provide verb (GIVE)

[T] to give something that is needed or wanted to someone: The company provides medical benefits to all employees. I can provide you with directions to their house.

provide verb (STATE)

(of a law or contract) to state that something must happen or be done: [I] The new statute provides for life imprisonment without parole. [+ that clause] Many loan agreements provide that the interest rate will change.
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