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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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Ladle transfer also has significant safety risks whereas launders are simple to operate and maintain, incur low metal loss and provide for quiescent metal transfer.
* Under Protection of Foreign Missions and Officials, for expenses, not otherwise provided, to enable the Secretary to provide for extraordinary protective services, as authorized, $15,467,000, to remain available until 30 September 2002.
Importantly, the preamble to the reproposed regulations notes that pension and savings plans that provide for participant investment direction are not required to be "404(c) plans." Further, the DOL has included "no negative inference" language, noting that failure to comply with the 404(c) regulations does not mean that the plan's design or administration is necessarily flawed or that the plan is automatically in violation of ERISA.
* 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.
If so, then alternative strategies should be considered that provide for more intensive and immediate results.
The ISS activities that provide for the continuing development of engineering and logistics solutions throughout the aircraft life cycle are essential to the operational viability the overall F/A-18 fleet.
A plan must also provide for a "deferral of compensation." Under Regs.
Many companies routinely rent tangible property (both as lessor and lessee), and frequently these rental agreements do not provide for level rent payments.
Bar-code labeling and reading capabilities provide for better shop-floor control and inventory management.
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.
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.
Foreign law may not provide for extensions of the statute of limitations a prerequisite to seeking U.S.
The systems provide for storage of upper and lower control limits and all process set-point criteria in a relational database, which can be downloaded to each machine in the network.
The governing documents of the joint venture should provide for the entity to be managed by a governing board consisting of a majority of individuals chosen by the tax-exempt hospital.
(21) The temporary regulations also provide for correlative adjustments and setoffs, which are essentially the same rules provided under the 1968 regulations.