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“provide for sb” in British English

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provide for sb

phrasal verb with provide uk /prəˈvaɪd/ us /prəˈvaɪd/ verb

to give someone the things they need, such as money, food, or clothes:

He has a wife and two young children to provide for.

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

“provide for sb” in Business English

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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 rising costs of providing for a family.

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