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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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- be there for (one)
- be there for somebody
- be there for someone
- give (one) a leg up
- give somebody a leg-up
- give someone a leg up
- replace (someone or something) by (someone or something)
- replace (someone or something) with (someone or something)
- replace by
- you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink