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English definition of “provide for sb”

provide for sb

verb uk phrasal verb with provide   /prəˈvaɪd/ us  
to give someone the things they need, such as money, food, or clothes: He has a wife and two young children to provide for.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
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