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provide (one) with (something)

To give or supply one with something for their use or benefit. The company is one of the few that provides its employees with paid paternity leave. I provided you with plenty of chances to prove your abilities, but you keep letting me down.
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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 (something) under (something else)

To supply, make available, or prepare something as required or agreed upon in some thing, such as a contract or ruling. We agree to provide our services pro bono for six months under the terms of the court order. You're supposed to provide paid sick leave under the new federal regulation.
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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 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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provided (that)

Assuming that; as long as it is true that; if it is the case that. I don't care if you wear headphones while you work, provided that it doesn't affect your productivity. I'd be happy to give you the information you're looking for, provided I get something in return, of course.
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take the goods the gods provide

Good fortune or advantageous circumstances should be utilized and enjoyed. I don't know why you're so hung up on the fact that you had access to better education as a kid—take the goods the gods provide!
See also: god, good, provide, take
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provided that

on the condition that. I will come, provided that I am invited. Iwill help you, provided that you pay me.
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Take the goods the gods provide.

Prov. If you have good fortune, enjoy it and use it to your advantage. Frances: I feel I have an unfair advantage over other people in the violin contest. After all, my parents were able to give me lessons with the very best teachers when I was young. Alan: Frances, take the goods the gods provide.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If the government provided health care, that would be socialized medicine.
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The Code and regulations identify several perks that, if satisfying the specific conditions prescribed therein, can be provided tax free to business employees.
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4) A pilot projects program is required and is considered to be an integral part of the support provided. This program provides modest support for new initiatives or feasibility projects for either new investigators or for established mid-level investigators who are moving into research areas of direct interest to the EHS Core Centers.
Each SIC acted as a national information center in a specific subject and provided all the required information in that particular area.
Compare coverage in the higher tier contractor's insurance procurement clause to coverage provided in your insured's additional insured endorsement.
Power for DVE is provided from the vehicle electrical system.
Healthcare-related termination benefits that are provided as the result of a large-scale, age-related program (for example, an early-retirement incentive program that affects a significant portion of employees) should be measured at their discounted present values based on projected total claims costs (or age-adjusted premiums approximating claims costs) for terminated employees, with consideration given to the expected future healthcare cost trend rate.
For example, a CPA who has provided 1,500 hours of qualifying financial planning services over the past five years, has passed a Series (7, 65 or 66) Exam, and has completed 150 relevant CPE credits or their equivalent in the last five years, is likely to qualify.
Take advantage of the many convenient features and benefits of the AICPA-sponsored Home Mortgage Program provided by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc.
It is recognized that if the capability is not provided, the warfighter will get it himself.
In conjunction with haptic devices, which offer resistance feedback, surgeons are provided with a realistic practice environment where difficult procedures can be safely practiced, leading to better-trained surgeons and faster surgeries.
More information about these topics (including annual totals from 1996 to 2005) is provided in Tables 1 and 2.