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provide for sb

phrasal verb with provide uk   us   /prəˈvaɪd/ verb
to give someone the things they need, such as ​money, ​food, or ​clothes: He has a ​wife and two ​youngchildren to ​provide for.
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provide for sb

phrasal verb with provide uk   /prəʊˈvaɪd/  us   /prəˈvaɪd/ verb [T]
to ​look after ​people who depend on you, for ​example by giving them ​food, clothes, or ​money: More and more ​people are ​battling with the ​risingcosts of ​providing for a family.
(Definition of provide for sb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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