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"provide for sth" in British English

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provide for sth

phrasal verb with provide uk   us   /prəˈvaɪd/ verb
C2 to make ​plans in ​order to ​deal with a ​possibleevent in the ​future: We must ​provide for ​depreciation when ​calculating the ​costs. formal If a ​law or ​agreementprovides for something, it ​allows it to ​happen or ​exist: Current ​legislationprovides for the ​detention of those ​suspected of ​terrorism.
(Definition of provide for sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​spentfuel.
LAW a ​law or ​contract that ​provides for something ​statesofficially that something can ​happen or be done: Proposed EU ​legislationcalls for a ​cap on ​CO2emissions and ​provides for a market-based ​system for ​tradingemissionspermits.
(Definition of provide for sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “provide for sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 为…做准备, 防备, (法律或协议)规定…
in Chinese (Traditional) 為…做準備, 防備, (法律或協議)規定…
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