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English definition of “provide for sth”

provide for sth

phrasal verb with provide     /prəˈvaɪd/ verb
C2 to make plans in order to deal with a possible event in the future : We must provide for depreciation when calculating the costs .Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping formal If a law or agreement provides for something, it allows it to happen or exist : Current legislation provides for the detention of those suspected of terrorism .Allowing and permitting
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