provide against

phrasal verb

provided against; providing against; provides against
: to do what is needed to prepare for (something bad that might happen)
We should store extra supplies now to provide against a possible scarcity in the coming months.

Examples of provide against in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Treaty of 1874 with Chile, it will be recalled, had provided against any future taxes on Chileans higher than those then in force. Edwin M. Borchard, Foreign Affairs, 7 Oct. 2011

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“Provide against.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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