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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

To take measures to deal with or prevent some unforeseen occurrence: Our homeowner's insurance provides against damage from flooding.
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To the security of a free Constitution it contributes in various ways: by convincing those who are entrusted with the public administration, that every valuable end of government is best answered by the enlightened confidence of the people; and by teaching the people themselves to know, and to value their own rights; to discern and provide against invasions of them; to distinguish between oppression and the necessary exercise of lawful authority ...
A method to estimate the amount of protection trees provide against ultraviolet-B radiation that may influence how communities are built and the incidence of skin cancer has been developed at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.
Homer Laughlin China's Fiesta[R] settings have been found to improve the eating habits of Alzheimer's residents because of the contrast they provide against the food being served, which makes the resident more aware of the meal in front of them.
To provide against this, stringers 36 feet long were laid across and the bridge carried out a considerable distance on either side.
Other East Asian nations would do well to heed these lessons and to make realistic calculations now of how long it will take their banks to provide against ''bubble economy'' bad debt in an environment of low economic growth.
Seeming to heal the wounds of war, finally, and to provide against a repetition, they gave western Europe a feeling of security.
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.(10)
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.