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provide for sth

verb uk phrasal verb with provide   /prəˈvaɪd/ us  
C2 to make plans in order to deal with a possible event in the future: We must provide for depreciation when calculating the costs. 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.
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