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provide against (something)

To implement measures that prepare for, deal with, or prevent something that will or may happen in the future. I know you don't want to pay the extra costs, but having a life insurance policy is the only way to provide against financial troubles for your family should you die. We've included a clause that provides against the consumer using the product for illegitimate purposes.
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provide for (someone or something)

1. To supply or provide payment for the basic needs of someone or something. The hardest part of being unemployed was knowing that I couldn't provide for my family. The local council has promised to provide for low-income families in its upcoming budget.
2. To prepare for, deal with, or prevent something that will or may happen in the future. The more expensive insurance policy also provides for damage from natural disasters.
3. To supply as a stipulation (of a contract or agreement). You're lucky you're even given six weeks of maternity leave; most companies don't provide for any amount of time.
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provide (something) for (someone or something)

To give or supply something for the benefit or use of someone or something else. The company is one of the few who provides paid paternity leave for its employees. The city center doesn't provide nearly enough parking spaces for the amount of cars that travel in each day, so finding a free spot can be a nightmare.
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provide (one) with (something)

To give or supply something for the benefit or use of someone. The company is one of the few who provides its employees with paid paternity leave. I provided you with plenty of chances to prove your abilities, but you keep letting me down.
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take the goods the gods provide

Good fortune or advantageous circumstances should be utilized and enjoyed. I don't know why you're so hung up on the fact that you had access to better education as a kid—take the goods the gods provide!
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provide against something

to plan against something happening. Have you provided against the possible collapse of the agreement? We have not provided against financial disaster.
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provide for someone or something

to supply the needs of someone or something. Don't worry, we will provide for you. We will provide for the committee in the budget.
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provide someone with something

to supply something to someone. I will provide you with an escort to your car. Jane provided herself with just enough food to get through the weekend.
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provide something for someone or something

to supply something for someone or something. I will provide salad for the guests. Ted provided food for his dog.
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provide something under something

to supply something in keeping with a contract, rule, guideline, agreement, etc. We have agreed to provide two tons of coal per month under our contract. Do you want more? We will agree to provide ample insurance for our employees under union guidelines.
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Take the goods the gods provide.

Prov. If you have good fortune, enjoy it and use it to your advantage. Frances: I feel I have an unfair advantage over other people in the violin contest. After all, my parents were able to give me lessons with the very best teachers when I was young. Alan: Frances, take the goods the gods provide.
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provide against

To take measures to deal with or prevent some unforeseen occurrence: Our homeowner's insurance provides against damage from flooding.
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provide for

1. To supply someone or something with basic necessities, as food, shelter, and clothing: How long do you have to work every week to provide for such a large family?
2. To take measures in preparation for something: Our forecast provides for a 6 percent decrease in sales next year.
3. To set something down as a stipulation: Their employment contract provides for two weeks of vacation every year.
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References in classic literature ?
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.
The cost of non-healthcare-related termination benefits for which the benefit terms establish an obligation to pay specific amounts on fixed or determinable dates should be measured at the discounted present value of expected future benefit payments (including an assumption regarding changes in future cost levels during the periods covered by the employer's commitment to provide the benefits).
Whether or not they describe themselves as financial planners, many CPAs may provide some element of these services.
Spurred on by customer demand to provide more detailed information faster and at lower costs, CGG adopted a storage network infrastructure and a tiered storage approach to manage their nearly 1 petabyte of data assets.
ACSAs have provided support to the field during exercises like Bright Star, have enabled the United States to provide C-130 airlift to The Netherlands to transport relief supplies in the aftermath of a hurricane, and are essential components of the logistics strategy for coalition support in operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
received a $40,000 grant to provide food and housing for homeless veterans enrolled in Club Vet, a program that provides employment support services so that veterans can live independently and find gainful employment.
In general, an ICMIC will provide researchers with the following critical resources:
Our renewed drive to provide more and better member value has led us to focus on changes that benefit you and your company directly The momentum that is driving our heightened level of service is one of our key changes and that is the way we are now managing PIMA.
kinds of support) such as coaching and sponsorship, but relationships that provide career development support may be formed with individuals at all levels of the organization.
The partnership of USI and Jones Lang LaSalle was formed to provide UT Realty streamlined cost-effective real estate management of.
It is important to notify the ADAA or their endorsed broker, Bertholon-Rowland, as soon as possible if a malpractice claim is brought against you arising out of professional services you provide as a dental assistant.
In 1997, the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) clarified the responsibility of states in ensuring that students with disabilities participate in the general curriculum and receive instruction designed to provide for their attainment of content-related standards.
Thus, following the visit to DLIELC with the Army CECOM representative, a web page was created to provide guidance and required information for this acquisition process.
The Mariner II's five PMC slots provide an inexpensive means of adding plug-and-play communications, graphics, mass storage, and industrial I/O options.