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"provide for sth" in British English

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(Definition of “provide for sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"provide for sth" in Business English

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provide for sth

phrasal verb with provide uk /prəʊˈvaɪd/ us /prəˈvaɪd/ verb [ T ]

to have or make plans to deal with something that will or may happen in the future:

The plant will have an on-site facility that provides for 25 years of storage of spent fuel.

LAW a law or contract that provides for something states officially that something can happen or be done:

Proposed EU legislation calls for a cap on CO2 emissions and provides for a market-based system for trading emissions permits.

(Definition of “provide for sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)