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

v.
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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Provide for employee-elective pretax deferrals in excess of the limit--$7,979 as adjusted for 1990--allowed under cash-or-deferred arrangements such as section 401(k) plans.
Provide for contributions in excess of those allowed by the nondiscrimination rules for employee-elective deferrals and employer-matching contributions.
The law provides that transit authorities failing to implement the Act's requirements may considered to have discriminated against people with disabilities and may be sued under Sections 504 and 505 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, which provide for injunctive relief.
The law provides that operators failing to implement the Act's requirements may be considered to have discriminated against people with disabilities, and may be sued under Sections 504 and 505 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, which provide for courts issuing injunctions.
Each LF will provide for the payment of the principal component of purchase price and an amount equal to 34 days of interest calculated at a maximum rate of 11% per annum based on a 365-day year.
Will the plan provide for a disability benefit, or for a spousal benefit on the death of the plan participant?
This plan cannot provide for a disability benefit, or for a spousal benefit if the participant becomes disabled or dies prior to the triggering date.
Meals on Wheels - The mission of Meals on Wheels is to organize and provide for the delivery of nutritious meals to the homes of those who need them.
Each SBPA will provide for the payment of the principal component of purchase price and an amount equal to 35 days of interest calculated at a maximum rate of 11% per annum based on a 365-day year.
Each liquidity facility will provide for the payment of the principal component of purchase price and an amount equal to 34 days of interest calculated at a maximum rate of 11% per annum based on a 365-day year.
The new clinic building, dedicated in November 1997 as the Count and Countess deHoernle Pavilion in honor of their generous donation, will allow the expansion of the medical, dental, and social services offered, as well as provide for health education.
While the Cisco 7500 provides routing and switching functions, it does not provide for legacy communications, which are a major requirement in the data center and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.
a leader in the software market for the Microsoft Windows NT operating system, today announced they will combine Legato's storage management application software with Octopus' server mirroring to provide for business continuance in a Windows NT-based systems environment.