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