provide against (something)

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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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.
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It measures how much protection a product provides against sunburn-causing UVB (but not damaging UVA).
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