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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 that 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—many 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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For instance, employment contracts that provide for salary payments, specific amounts of health and retirement benefits and annual salary increases based on changes in the Consumer Price Index, would meet these criteria.
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.
Will the plan provide for a disability benefit, or for a spousal benefit on the death of the plan participant?