› to give something to a person, company, or organization, or to make it available for them to use: The government has pledged to provide over $1 billion in refinancing.provide sb with sth Customers, suppliers, and contractors will be provided with the specialist training they need to work on the project.provide sth for sb/sth The enhanced cashflow will also provide funds for expansion into television.provide sth to sb Our digital imaging centre provides a 3D scanning service to a wide range of customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.be provided by sb/sth According to Census data provided by the state Department of Labor and Industry, Hispanic workers constitute about 3% of the work force.
› to produce something useful that can be used as part of a process or activity: A well-established management process should provide a framework for the integration of all business units and operations. It is hoped that the proposed 10-day sales-tax holiday will provide a boost to retail sales. provide an opportunity/advantage/basis
provided that › if, or only if: ILO conventions allow schoolchildren to work during their holidays and free time provided that strict safety measures are taken.
provide that › LAW a law or rule that provides that something must happen states officially that it must happen: Rule 222-2 provides that all notices of shareholder meetings shall be sent to shareholders not less than seven days before the date of the meeting.