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1. provide  (verb) 
take measures in preparation for; "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"

  More Generic:
    fix     prepare     set up     ready     gear up     set

2. provide  (verb) 
determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation; "The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"; "The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"

  More Generic:
    stipulate     qualify     condition     specify

3. provide  (verb) 
provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

  Also known as: supply, ply, cater

  More Specific:
staff - provide with staff
drench - force to drink
regale / treat - provide with choice or abundant food or drink
board - provide food and lodging (for)
feed / give - give food to
feed - serve as food for
serve / serve up / dish out / dish up / dish - provide (usually but not necessarily food)
cater - supply food ready to eat
pander / pimp / procure - arrange for sexual partners for others
serve / help - help to some food
power - supply the force or power for the functioning of
feed - provide as food
gratify / pander / indulge - yield (to)
underlay - provide with a base, support, lining, or backing
meet / satisfy / fill / fulfill / fulfil - fill or meet a want or need
horse - provide with a horse or horses
shower - provide abundantly with
accommodate - provide with something desired or needed
nourish / nurture / sustain - provide with nourishment
fix up - find (something or someone) for
gutter - provide with gutters

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4. provide  (verb) 
supply means of subsistence; earn a living; "He provides for his large family by working three jobs"; "Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon"

  Also known as: bring home the bacon

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5. provide  (verb) 
provide or furnish with; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"

  Also known as: supply, render, furnish

  More Specific:
hydrate - supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance
charge - energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
date - provide with a dateline
feed - feed into
calk - provide with calks
fund - provide a fund for the redemption of principal or payment of interest
stint / skimp / scant - supply sparingly and with restricted quantities
terrace / terrasse - provide (a house) with a terrace
dado - provide with a dado
innervate - supply nerves to (some organ or body part)
offer - make available or accessible, provide or furnish
signalize / signalise - provide with traffic signals
extend / offer - make available
stock - provide or furnish with a stock of something
stock / buy in - stock up on to keep for future use or sale
caption - provide with a caption, as of a photograph or a drawing
tube - provide with a tube or insert a tube into
ticket - provide with a ticket for passage or admission
stock - supply with livestock
stock - supply with fish
rim - furnish with a rim
fret - provide (a musical instrument) with frets
step - furnish with steps
rail - provide with rails
grate - furnish with a grate
capitalize / capitalise - supply with capital, as of a business by using a combination of capital used by investors and debt capital provided by lenders
alphabetize - provide with an alphabet
wharf - provide with a wharf
air-condition - equip with an apparatus for controlling the humidity and temperature
uniform - provide with uniforms
railroad - supply with railroad lines
partner - provide with a partner
bewhisker / whisker - furnish with whiskers
subtitle - supply (a movie) with subtitles
headline - provide (a newspaper page or a story) with a headline
match - provide funds complementary to
hobnail - supply with hobnails
wive - provide with a wife
victual - supply with food
surfeit / cloy - supply or feed to surfeit
heat - provide with heat
seat - provide with seats
seat - put a seat on a chair
ramp - furnish with a ramp
arm - supply with arms
interleave - provide (books) with blank leaves
glass / glaze - furnish with glass
crenel / crenelate / crenellate - supply with battlements
causeway - provide with a causeway
canal / canalize / canalise - provide (a city) with a canal
bush - provide with a bushing
brattice - supply with a brattice, to ventilate mines
furnish - provide or equip with furniture
slat - equip or bar with slats
berth - provide with a berth
bed - furnish with a bed
computerize / computerise - provide with computers
costume - furnish with costumes
bottom - provide with a bottom or a seat
rafter - provide (a ceiling) with rafters
tool - furnish with tools
key - provide with a key
fuel - provide with a combustible substance that provides emergy
provision / purvey - supply with provisions
yield / give / afford - be the cause or source of
equip / fit / fit out / outfit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose
transistorize / transistorise - equip (an electronic circuit or device) with transistors
upholster - provide furniture with padding, springs, webbing, and covers
cleat - provide with cleats
coal - supply with coal
corbel - furnish with a corbel
cornice - furnish with a cornice
constitutionalize - provide with a constitution, as of a country
copper-bottom - provide with a copper bottom
curtain - provide with drapery
gate - supply with a gate
index - provide with an index
joint / articulate - provide with a joint
pour - supply in large amounts or quantities
pump - supply in great quantities
fuel / fire - provide with fuel
flood / oversupply / glut - supply with an excess of
toggle - provide with a toggle or toggles
patch - provide with a patch
water - provide with water
leverage - provide with leverage
tap - furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it
top - provide with a top
reflectorize / reflectorise - provide with reflectors, such as chemicals
retrofit - provide with parts, devices, or equipment not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture
border / edge - provide with a border or edge
machicolate - supply with projecting galleries
sanitate - provide with sanitary facilities or appliances
hat - furnish with a hat
theme - provide with a particular theme or motive
shelter - provide shelter for

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6. provide  (verb) 
mount or put up; "put up a good fight"; "offer resistance"

  Also known as: put up, offer

  More Generic:
    engage     wage

7. provide  (verb) 
make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides

  Also known as: leave, allow for, allow

  More Generic:
    yield     give     afford

  Verb Group:
    admit     allow


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