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provision

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of provision

  1. 1 something upon which the carrying out of an agreement or offer depends <loaned them the car with the provision that they refill the gas tank before returning it> Synonyms contingency, if, condition, proviso, qualification, reservation, stipulationRelated Words strings, terms; precondition, prerequisite, requirement, requisite; limitation, modification, restriction; exception, exemption; demand, essential, must, necessity, need

  2. 2 provisions pl  substances intended to be eaten <gave them ample provisions so they would not get hungry on the trip> Synonyms bread, chow, chuck [chiefly West], comestibles, eatables, eats, edibles, fare, foodstuffs, grub, meat, provender, provisions, table, tucker [chiefly Australian], viands, victuals, vittlesRelated Words commissary, rations, supplies; aliment, nutriment; diet, nourishment, nurture, sustenance; mess, pap; ensilage, feed, fodder, forage, silage, slop, swill; feast, meal, refreshments, regale, repast, spread; board; dish, plate, platter, serving; finger food, natural foodNear Antonyms bane, poison, toxin, venom




provision

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of provision

  1. 1 to provide (someone) with what is needed for a task or activity <the climbers were sufficiently provisioned to withstand just about any mountaineering emergency> Synonyms accoutre (or accouter), equip, fit (out), gird, kit (up or out) [chiefly British], outfit, furnish, rig, supplyRelated Words stock, store; bestow, contribute, donate, give, present; apportion, deal (out), dispense, distribute, dole out, hand out, mete (out), parcel (out), portion, prorate; allocate, allot, assign; arm, fortify, prepare; reequip, refit, refurnish, reoutfitNear Antonyms deprive, dispossess, divest, strip

  2. 2 to provide food or meals for <it was the quartermaster's job to properly equip and provision the troops> Synonyms board, cater, feed, victualRelated Words serve, wait; nourish, nurture, sustain; banquet, dine, feast, regale; mess; batten, fatten, fill; force-feed, overfeed, surfeit; underfeed; hand-feed, spoon-feed; refeed, reprovision





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