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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 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 against

v.
To take measures to deal with or prevent some unforeseen occurrence: Our homeowner's insurance provides against damage from flooding.
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Unreasonable accumulations are evidenced by loans to shareholders or using corporate funds for shareholders' personal benefit; loans having no reasonable relation to the business, especially if made to shareholders' relatives, friends or related corporations; investments that are unrelated to the corporation's business; or the retention of earnings to provide against unrealistic hazards.
Assignor assigns and the Contractor shall provide against the obligation of the Employer to pay the Contractor respective prices of electronic communications services - fixed telephony POTS.
Summary: DUBAI - UAE banks that are owed money by two cash-strapped Saudi business groups have begun debt-restructuring talks with the borrowers and were awaiting advice from the UAE Central Bank about how much money to provide against potential losses, bankers said on Thursday.
We have set aside a special line of civvy suits of British manufacture for home wear for those anxious to provide against the enormous prices now prevailing in the old country.
To provide against the danger of erroneous accusation," one commentator said in 1861, "the law humanely presumes that every newborn child has been born dead, until the contrary appears from medical or other evidence.
The Japan Coast Guard and police jointly held a drill on Hakata Bay in Fukuoka Prefecture on Friday to provide against possibly disruptive protests at next month's meeting of top financial officials from the Group of Seven (G-7) countries.